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President, Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Alumnae Association Officers 

Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73 President 

Anita Thee Graham '50 1st Vice-President 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82 Vice-President for Admissions 

Gird Gates DiStanislao '84 Vice-President for Annual Giving 

Susan Sisler '82 Vice-President for Chapter Development 

Meg Ivy Crews '74 Vice-President for Finance 

Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins '63 Chairman, 

Continuing Education Committee 
Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 Chairman, Homecoming Committee 
Martha Masters ingles '69 Recording Secretary; Chairman, 

Nominating Committee 
Lee Johnston Foster '75 Ex-Officio, Executive Director of Alumnae 


Editorial Board 

Lee Johnston Foster '75, Chair 

Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins '63 

Betty Engle Stoddard '60 

Patrida Lovelace, College Chaplain 

Lundy Pentz, Associate Professor of Biology 

William Pollard, College Librarian 

Ethel M. Smeak '53, Professor of English 

Editor, R. Eric Staley 
Managing Editor, Tamera Hintz 
Design: Rick Bukoskey 

Teri Stallard 
Student Assistant, Margret Mullen '88 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine is published by Mary Baldwin College, 
Office of College Relations, Staunton, VA 24401. © Copyright by 
Mary Baldwin College. All rights reserved. 

Front Cover: 

The emerging figure of Michelangelo's "St. Matthew" is evoked in 
Dean Heather Wilson's article in this issue (p. 4), and we take the 
opportunity to explore the theme of "emergence through education" 
and special opportunities at Mary Baldwin College. 

H E 


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May 1988, Volume 1, No. 3 

Martha Gratton 
reminisces with Tom over 
their years with MBC. 

Betty Barr retires 
after 24 years of service 
to Alumnae. 

Osborne's "Loot; 
Back in Anger" offers 
dramatic challenge. 

2 Overture 

2 President's Message 

Emergence Through Education 
4 The U.S. Army, Michelangelo, and Success 

6 Success at an Accelerated Pace 

Program for the Exceptionally Gifted 

10 A Summer of Science 

Special Science Program Excels in 
Educating Through Lab Experiences 

13 An Influence on Change ^f^ fii^ 

An Interview with the Graftons -^'"^ 

16 Alumnae News 

Lindsay Gouldthorpe, Alumnae President 

Alumnae Aid in Seniors' Career Search 

Lee Foster '75 Leaves MBC a Legacy of Success 

Lichtenburg Enhances Alumnae Office 

Chapters in Action 

Class Notes 

32 At Mary Baldwin 

Who's Who in the Making 
Above and Beyond Participation 

Who's Who Honors 19 Students 
Education Through Entertainment 
Reaching Out 
Smile, You're on Asahi-TV 
ODK Tapping 

Balancing Academics and Athletics 
At Your Service 
Look Back in Anger 
"Banner" Program Enjoys Popularity 
Students Join National Homeless Rally 
A New Approach to Residence Life 
Taking Notes on Faculty Achievement 

R. Eric Staley 
Cynthia H. Tyson 

Heather Wilson 
Sara F. Ketchum 

Lundy H. Pentz 
R. Eric Staley 


In many ways, this third issue of The Mary 
Baldwin Magazine is about the world of ex- 
panding opportunity confronting women to- 
day. The word "confronting" is an important 
one, because as Heather Wilson, our Dean of 
Students, points out, opportunity comes not 
without peril. 

Yet Mary Baldwin College has always at- 
tempted to prepare its students well in inno- 
vative and challenging ways. Historically, 
programming has had first priority, as indi- 
cated by the reminiscences of Tom and 
Martha Grafton in the interview included in 
these pages. The challenges continue today 
throughout the curriculum, and they begin at 
an early age. Whether it is through the 
unique Program for the Exceptionally Gifted 
(PEG), described by Sara Ketchum, or in the 
Young Women in Science Program about 
which Lundy Pentz writes, students at Mary 
Baldwin are prepared at a young age for a life 
of learning and success. 

The theme of this issue, then, is "emerg- 
ence through education." We have adorned 
our cover with Michelangelo's figure of St. 
Matthew to suggest the still unformed per- 
son who "emerges" through the curriculum 
and the environment at Mary Baldwin, and 
learns "to be all that she can be," in the way 
Dean Wilson quotes the U.S. Army. Obvi- 
ously, we cannot cover all the special oppor- 
tunities at Mary Baldwin, but we hope to 
offer a glance at part of the shape of our 

By using the Mary Baldwin story as a 
springboard, we hope always to move out 
into larger concerns in our society. Dean 
Wilson's article in this issue helps us do that; 
my essay on Peace Pilgrim in the last issue 
worked in that way; and the article by our 
Chaplain, Pat Lovelace, in the first issue set 
the stage for this editorial perspective. In our 
next issue (July) we will carry a personal 
remembrance by President Tyson which will 
continue in the same vein. 

This larger context helps one to under- 
stand better the daily events on campus, 
some of which are also reported on in this 
issue. So, sit back, and reminisce some 
yourselves as you read this issue, and re- 
member: we are approaching the time of 
Commencement, when life for our students 
really begins, as it did for you. RES 

^^suiem^^^ QA€e^MJf^ 

How we regard the present generation of students depends a lot on when v 
ourselves graduated. Graduates of the '30s or '40s may regard the absence of haj 
and gloves and chaperoned trips to social events as fondly recalled memories. It 
pleasantly nostalgic to recall stringent social rules and their enforcement. Graduati' 
of the '50s and early '60s saw traditional values questioned in later years, too, arj 
outright rebellion against long-accepted norms. Graduates of the '70s were often pai 
of that rebellion, and campus conditions reflected those attitudes. Students of til 
'80s settled down somewhat, as a sense of solid citizenship, not only in college, bi| 
also in the wider world, reemerged. Thus have we evolved from Seminary to up-t^ 
the-minute College on the brink of the '90s, with expertise in computer technologj 
desktop publishing, video equipment, and sophisticated planning techniques take] 
for granted on a daily basis. 

But what is the general outlook of Mary Baldwin students these days? How c[ 
they think about their present and future prospects? How do they compare ( 
contrast with how we were? What are their attitudes, their spirit? 

Dangerous as generalization is, I'll attempt a profile of the Mary Baldwin studei 
on campus now. 

She's bright, just as all of you were, and she focuses her brightness. In tl| 
classroom, she's conscientious. Faculty say she's serious about learning. She dot 
what is expected of the classroom group, but she also wants to tackle special projec[ 
of her own, to make herself different, special, uniquely prepared. The example of 
senior communications major may illustrate the point: ! 

Margaret (Margie) Moore of Harrisonburg, Virginia, prepared a documentary fil; 
on the Waynesboro, Virginia, Fall Foliage Festival. This was used by the Festival i 
October, 1987. As a result of its success, Margie is now preparing a ten-minute vide 
and a thirty-second public service announcement to be used by the Fall Foliaj 
Festival for promotion of Waynesboro and also to help other cities who wish i 
organize such festivals. 

But, at the same time as completing this senior first-semester project, Margie 
engaged in a second-semester externship in the Presidential Advance Office at th 
White House. She is, of course, living in Washington but commutes to Staunton f( 
the weekend to continue work on the video production. 

Margie is ambitious, hardworking, and capable. She uses her abilities in a planne 
and focused way. She achieves. She exemplifies the spirit and reality of energet 
preparation for greatest likelihood of future success. 

Indeed, about 8 percent of the credit awarded at the College in the last academ 
year was for individualized work — directed inquiries, externships, a wide variety i 
independent studies — in which a student worked one-on-one with her professoi 

The present Mary Baldwin student is, without doubt, career-oriented. Of coursi 
our students think towards marriage and family as expectations in their lives, bi 
they also recognize the reality of earning a living. They want success in all the; 

The Mary Baldwin student has strong social and interpersonal skills and reco; 

lizes that future success in both personal and professional settings will demand an 
ibiUty to work with and relate to others. She does not pursue the life of the solitary 
ichiever but works hard to communicate with others. Student government and the 
3ver 150 leadership roles offered through a variety of student activities help her 
•efine her interpersonal skills. 

If all these characteristics seem to suggest an emphasis upon self and the need to 
secure for the future a successful niche in life, 1 must add that the Mary Baldwin 
itudent on campus in the late '80s now thinks beyond herself and toward others, 
rhis is a new and growing orientation as we emerge from a self- focused few years. 
Dne example of the fresh outlook is the effort of a group of students who live 
;ogether in what they call the Scott Community House, one of the campus residences 
lewly adapted to accommodate students. One of the 1987 Christmas parties I 
mjoyed most was given by those students in their house. They had invited neigh- 
bors from the Staunton community for an afternoon of Christmas celebration. They 
are doing good work toward productive town-gown relationships. They and other 
students are helping in community projects, such as the Staunton Rescue Squad, 
and are involved in many other forms of civic responsibility. 

You would be very proud of the students if you could meet them all. True, there 
are strenuous pressures upon them to achieve, to be a success however each defines 
t; but, for the most part, they are coping with these demands and with the strains of 
ife of the late '80s. They are going to represent Mary Baldwin College in future years 
as alumnae very, very well. 



Emergence Through Education- 


I hate the U.S. Army. Don't get me wrong; this is 
not the beginning of a tirade against the mili- 
tary-industrial complex. Rather, the U.S. Army 
has adopted as its slogan one of the very best 
pieces of advice anyone could give to another: be all 
that you can be! Now if I try to use that advice, people 
think I'm trying to get them to sign up. Fortunately, 
St. Francis DeSales said something almost as good that 
I can use instead: do not try to be anything but what 
you are, and try to be that perfectly. 

When this article was first discussed, it was to be 
about women and leadership in general and about 
young women developing their leadership skills while 
at Mary Baldwin. And I almost fell into that trap. Then 
I read something in Success and Betrayal that stopped 
me short. The book, by Sarah Hardesty and Nehama 
Jacobs and subtitled "The Crisis of Women in Corpo- 
rate America," examines the dynamics of women who 
have reached middle management and are going no 
farther, who have hit the "glass ceiling." The authors 
remind us, "Women must accept that few men reach 
the top, and those who do must make tremendous 
sacrifices." Why should we expect it to be any dif- 
ferent for women? 

I remember EUen Goodman, syndicated columnist 
for the Boston Globe, describing Superwoman in one of 
her speeches a few years back. I have inflated some of 
her figures and hope they ring as true today as they 
did then. Superwoman rises at 6 a.m. and jogs a mile 
or two. She then dresses her 2.3 children and feeds 
them a nutritionally perfect breakfast . . . which they 
eat(!). After sending them off to school, she dresses in 
her $400 Anne Klein suit and goes off to her $75,000 a 
year executive job where she is immensely successful. 
She returns home at the end of the day and spends a 
quality hour relating to her children because we all 
know it's quality, not quantity, that counts. She pre- 
pares a gourmet meal for her husband, spends some 
time relating to him, and then together they go up- 
stairs for a close, intimate evening. Those of us who 
are not struck by the surrealistic quality of the descrip- 
tion are left breathless by the energy required for this 
lifestyle. What is left unsaid, however, is that this 
woman will soon be wearing not the latest fashion 
statement but one of those funny white jackets with 
the wraparound arms. In my opinion, there is prob- 
ably less than 5 percent of the total female population 
who could handle such a lifestyle, and yet, this is the 
mirror we are holding up to young women every day 
and saying you, too, can have this glamorous Ufe. 

Peruse your magazines and the TV Guide: are there 
not women in almost every one of them who match 
most of EUen Goodman's tongue-in-cheek description 
of Superwoman, who are describing their climbs to 
the top or their successful coast-to-coast commuter 

marriages? When was the last time you read an article 
about a woman who didn't want to get to the top or the 
one who did and now writes movingly of her decision 
not to have children as a result? Lest this begin to 
sound like a harangue against the media, let me get to 
my point: we are setting young women up for failure. 

When the 95 percent of us who are mere mortals and 
cannot achieve Superwoman status measure our lives 
against these glossy images, our lives come up short, 
and we wonder how we have failed (I personally usee 
the phrase "late bloomer" for years, but it is now 
getting too late for that particular explanation). We 
need, it seems to me, a new definition of success anc 
new role models for our young women today. This i< 
where the U.S. Army and St. Francis DeSales come in. 

Instead of saying "you can have it all" to youn§ 
women, we need to be saying "be all that you can be' 
and following that up with examples of women whc 
have chosen very different paths for their lives. W( 
need to talk about how those women made theL 
choices based on their desires and their abilities. We 
need to talk about the paths they did not choose. W( 
need to talk about failure, as well as success. Die 
Pepsi had a marvelous television commercial witl 
Shirley MacLaine and her daughter Sashi. The daugh 
ter had just experienced her first failure, and Shirlei 
explained to her that her own greatest learning hac 
taken place as a result of her failures in Ufe, adding 
however, that her daughter did not need to go for he 
Ph.D. in failure. The movie, "Baby Boom," was . 
wonderful movie for young women to see — and fo 
those of us who are not so young. The Diane Keatoi 
character is a hard-charging financial analyst in th 
jungle of New York who is attempting to have it aU, al 
except children, that is, when a distant, unknowi 
relative dies, leaving his small daughter to her to raise 
Her professional world falls apart as she attempts t( 
master child care and has to take phone calls from th 
babysitter in the middle of business meetings. She i 
suddenly viewed by coUeagues as less than hard 
charging, perhaps not "serious" enough to make it ii 
their cutthroat world. She faUs at masculine-definec 
success (there are no small, demanding children in th 
world of men), retieats to Vermont to lick her wounds 
and eventuaOy emerges triumphant, with a nev 
definition of success. ' 

In the professional setting, we tend to define sue 
cess by job title, organizational affiliation, and salary 
One of the wisest homilies I ever heard suggested the 
it was not important what we do; what is important i 
what we are. And becoming is a lifelong process. I ar 
reminded of Michelangelo; it was said that he coul 
look at a block of fine Carrera marble and "see" th' 
form embedded therein. His job as the sculptor was t 
bring that form forth, to see it emerging from th 


by Heather Wilson 

marble as he worked. This, then, is how I would 
define success: as being able to see the form in the raw 
material and to work and work some more at bringing 
it forth. We are the marble; we are the hammer; we are 
the chisel. 

And what, you may well ask, does all this talk of 
marble and sculpting have to do with Mary Baldwin? 
Bear with me as I string the metaphor out a bit more. It 
seems to me that young women come to the College as 
the raw blocks of marble, the figure within not yet 
fully visible to them, and it is here that the work 
begins. The four years are a microcosm of what lies 
ahead, as well as the starhng point. Freshman year can 
be characterized as one of exploration, sophomore 
year as one of rejection, junior year as the first strokes 
of the chisel, and senior year as the polishing of the 
work to date. 

Eighteen year olds bring with them a panoply of 
attitudes, values, and behaviors that have, for the 
most part, been uncritically absorbed from peers, par- 
ents, and the media. Once here, they bump up against 
people with different attitudes, values, and behaviors 
and are exposed in classroom and residence hall to 
even more new ideas. It's like being in a huge hat 
store. . .and how do they respond? They try hats on, 
of course! They try on new behaviors and new values 
for themselves. Some they reject. Some they keep on a 
trial basis. Some they fall head over heels in love with. 
Freshman year, to mix my metaphors hopelessly, is 
like going to a giant smorgasbord — and your mother 
isn't there to make you take the broccoli. 

Sophomore year is quite a different matter. With 
one's second year comes the realization that life is not 
a mad, gay whirl of exploration, that there are choices 
to be made. And whOe choices mean saying "yes" to 
some things, they also mean saying "no" to others. 
They mean rejection, sometimes of once-cherished 
ideas or values. I recall my own rude awakening as a 
sophomore when I realized that while I had envi- 
sioned myself for some years as a scientist in a lab 
discovering the cure for cancer, I did not, in fact, have 
a strong aptitude for science. I could not do the brute 
memorization required to get me into that lab. It was 
the first time in my life I had ever faOed. I can still recall 
the pain of the realization. Such is often the stuff of 
that second year. 

By the junior year, however, the feet are firmly on a 
path. The sculptor has selected her tools and begun 
the process of drawing the figure forth from the 
marble. Majors are chosen; friends are made; organi- 
zations are joined. The senior year, then, is the refin- 
ing, the polishing of the strokes taken in the marble to 
that point. What the departing seniors fail to realize, 
however, is that the process is not finished; it is only 
beginning. They selected the tools at Mary Baldwin 

and began the work, but it is work that will go on a 
lifetime. How often I hear alumnae of various institu- 
tions say that what they learned at college was no- 
where near as valuable as the fact that they learned 
how to learn. As a result, life spreads before them a 
vast array of new ideas, new adventures, new people. 
The purpose of a liberal education, someone once 
said, is so when you knock on yourself, someone 

Asked to name the sculptor's tools, or the qualities 
and skills that we try to foster at Mary Baldwin, I 
would name five: self-esteem, self-reliance, assertive- 
ness, competence, and interpersonal skills. Being 
small and a women's college gives Mary Baldwin a leg 
up in helping students achieve many of these skills. In 
his book. Four Critical Years, Alexander Astin outlines 
the results of years of research on college student 
development and massive amounts of data gathered 
from institutions across the nation. Fie finds that 
women's colleges tend to be characterized by high 
academic standards and low cheating, that they foster 
a greater increase in intellectual self-esteem than do 
coeducational colleges and that their students show 
greater verbal aggressiveness and develop greater 
aspirations for themselves. 

As students choose courses, master the material, 
complete externships, plan activities, govern them- 
selves, they achieve the competence that leads to 
self-esteem and self-reliance. In negotiations with 
roommates and participation in small classes free of 
the presence of their more aggressive male peers, 
Mary Baldwin women learn assertiveness. Through 
late night sessions in the residence halls, sports, and 
group projects they learn interpersonal skills. Many 
form friendships that last a lifetime; others transfer the 
skill to professional settings where research increas- 
ingly shows that interpersonal skiUs are the most vital 
ingredient of success. These, then, are some of the 
sculptor's tools that Mary Baldwin offers its students. 

The real measure of success is what we are able, 
through diligence and persistence, to bring forth from 
the marble — if one truly is (or on the way to being) all 
that one can be — if one is, as the French say, happy in 
one's own skin. The measures of others mean nothing 
if we can joyfully say "yes!" to those questions. 

Astin, Alexander. Four Critical Years. San Francisco: 
Jossey-Bass, 1977 

Hardesty, Sarah, and Nehama Jacobs. Success and 
Betrayal: The Crisis of Women in Corporate America. New 
York: Franklin Watts, 1986. 

Emergence Through Education 




Page 6 top, PEG students 
explore Charlottesville on 
a rainv afternoon. Page 6 
bottom, Erin Murray of 
Butte Montana, 
chairwoman of Mary 
Baldwin's Community 
Involvement Committee. 
Left, Allison Young '87, 
PEG Resident Director. 
Top, Anne Byford and 
Dawn Agnor '88 
coordinate academics 
with athletics through 

A young girl, braces on her teeth, walks in the front door of 
Tullidge with her paretjts. She's nervous. She's not really 
sure whether this school is the right place for her. But as the 
day progresses, she becomes more and more convinced that 
it's where she belongs. 

She talks with students who share her interests. She goes 
to classes that are frothing like those in her junior high school: 
teachers are thought-provoking and students are excited 
about learning. She sees a whole building full of laboratory 
equipment, a library full of books, a radio station and televi- 
sion studio, beautiful residence halls. She talks to people who 
really seem to care about her as an individual — her interests, 
her special projects, her goals. 

The last question she asks as she leaves is "When do I find 
out ifVm accepted?" Andas she drives away with her family 
she says, "I can't believe there's a place like this. It seems as if 
it's made just for me. " 

The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary 
Baldwin is now three years old. While it is too soon to 
be complacent, the College has reason to be extremely 
pleased with the program's early success. PEG is 
fulfilling a very special mission — meeting the aca- 
demic and social needs of highly gifted girls. The 
program works, and it works well. 

PEG has grown steadily from its initial class of 11 
students. It has experienced a significant rise in in- 
quiries and applications each year: applications at the 
beginning of March 1988 were four times the number 
at the same time last year. Students represent a rich 
diversity of backgrounds, coming from as far away as 
California and Vermont and as close as Lee High 
School in Staunton; their interests range from Softball 
to science fiction to chamber music. 

PEG has been the focus of considerable media atten- 
tion because of its experimental nature and its excep- 
tional students. The program has been featured on 
NBC's "Mainstreet" and "Today Show" and Cable 
News Network's "Take Two"; The Washington Post has 
carried two front-page articles on PEG. Stories about 
PEG students have also appeared in regional papers 
such as The Chattanooga Times and Richmond Times- 

Among educators, PEG is held up as the model of 
accelerated education for gifted girls. When first hear- 
ing about the program, many professionals find it 
remarkable that theory has been so successfully trans- 
lated into practice. Keynote speakers at international 
conferences in Alberta, Canada, and Salt Lake City, 

Utah, have cited Mary Baldwin as a leading innovatoi 
in gifted education. 

The Jessie Ball duPont Religious, Educational and 
Charitable Fund has awarded the College a $1,222 
million grant to develop PEG, one of the largest grants 
the Fund has ever made. This gift is evidence of the 
foundation's faith not only in the program's promise 
but also in the College as a whole. 

Most important of all PEG's achievements is the 
success of its students. Many girls come to PEG un- 
comfortable with their intelligence and unsure where 
they fit in. As one student wrote in her application foi 
admission: "Sometimes 1 feel like a chocolate cookie ir 
a box of vanilla wafers." 

In the PEG environment, students are able te 
blossom academically and personally, developing 
self-confidence and leadership skills. A partial hst o 
activities of older PEG students, now living ir 
McClung Residence Hall, is testimony to this growth 
co-captain of the Mary Baldwin fencing team; chair 
woman of the MBC Chapter of Amnesty International 
Baldwin Charm; basketball team; Mary Baldwin dancf 
group; stage manager for numerous theater produc 
tions; chairwoman of MBC's Community Involve 
ment Committee. These McClung students alse 
include four honor scholars. Majors are as varied a: 
activities: biology, English, chemistry, mathematics 
political science, computer science, psychology, his 

Mary Baldwin faculty are delighted by PEG stu 
dents' enthusiasm for learning. After hearing charte 
(third-year) student Anne Byford's excited comment: 
about Chemistry 311, Professor Jim Patrick said in ai 
amused voice: "You're not supposed to love organi 
chemistry!" Anne plans to 
go on to study genetics in 
graduate school. 

PEG parents are equally 
thrilled with their daugh- 
ters' progress. Betsy Kenig 
Byford '68, Anne's 
mother, states: "PEG is the 
most wonderful thing that 
has ever happened to 
Anne, and therefore to us. 
She is a different person, 
happier with herself. She's 
found that she can handle 

by Sara F. Ketchum 


It is crucial to remember that the 
College had no guarantee PEG would 
survive, much less thrive, when it 
was initially conceived. No models 
existed; the program was the first of 
its kind. PEG's tremendous success is 
due to a variety of factors: the com- 
mitment of PEG students and 
parents, the exhaustive (and 
exhausting) planning and work of 
PEG staff, the generosity of the 
duPont Fund, and the support of Mary Baldwin stu- 
dents, faculty, administration, and alumnae. 

The foundation of PEG's success, however, rests on 
those same qualities which make MBC a unique insti- 
tution — innovation, a commitment to women's edu- 
cation and the liberal arts, and concern for the 
The College has been an innovator throughout its 
150-year history. Mary 
Baldwin's strong sense of 
mission enables it to ex- 
periment and break new 
ground without losing 
sight of its basic goals. The 
administration is not afraid 
to face the risks of failure 
because it understands the 
rewards of constructive 

Dr. John Rice, Vice- 
President for Institutional 
Advancement, notes that 
the presence of an innova- 
tive program like PEG in- 
creases the prominence of the entire College. "PEG 
brings to MBC the reputation of quality by its very 
existence. I go to conferences and everybody knows 
we've got it. The U.S. News and World Report rating is 
also reflective of our special programs. It says 'here's a 
school that's not just sitting still.' " 

Mary Baldwin's continuing commitment to the lib- 
eral arts setting has also ensured the successful de- 
velopment of PEG. PEG Associate Director Celeste 
Rhodes notes: "The fact that it's a liberal arts college 
gives students an opportunity to find out about many 
fields so that they can begin to make choices later on 
that are right for them. A school that is more special- 
ized wouldn't be appropriate." 

Many PEG students have abilities 
and interests in a number of areas and 
need the opportunity to explore 
which a liberal arts education pro- 
vides. Jennifer Lutman, a charter stu- 
dent from nearby Middlebrook, 
Virginia, grew up knowing she 
wanted to be a doctor. She began her 
studies at PEG taking a heavy load of 
science courses. While she excelled in 
science, Jennifer found that her 
courses in English literature and composition struck a 
special spark. Now she is an English major with a 
philosophy minor, planning to go to graduate school 
in philosophy. 

Single-sex education is also crucial to PEG students' 
development. Many educators beheve that it will pre- 
vent the academic slump that often hits gifted adoles- 
cent girls. Dr. Carolyn Callahan, Professor of 
Education at the University of Virginia and head of 
PEG'S research team, states: "A complete program for 
gifted girls should provide an environment where 
female achievement is exemplified and integrated into 
academic and social activities, where the gifted young 
woman is accepted as she is, and where sex-role 
stereotypes are unacceptable." 

As a women's college, Mary Baldwin provides a 
vast array of leadership opportunities for women. 
Second-year PEG Erin Murray from Butte, Montana, 
finds "whatever interest I have, I can pursue here. " As 
chairwoman of MBC's Community Involvement 
Committee, Erin recently organized a highly success- 
ful Vietnam Awareness Week on campus, which in- 
cluded a panel discussion with Vietnam veterans, the 
showing of the movie "Platoon," a Vietnamese dinner 
in Hunt Dining Hall, and a performance by a nation- 
ally-known storyteller. 

Erin, along with other PEG and traditional students, 
is able to develop her leadership skills in a College 
course, "Issues of Women in Leadership," taught by 
PEG Director Christine Garrison and Associate Direc- 
tor Celeste Rhodes. Students at MBC are also able to 
see firsthand role models of women in leadership 
positions — among them. President Cynthia H. Tyson, 
Dean of Students Heather Wilson, women faculty 
members, and the administration of PEG. 

That intangible quality at Mary Baldwin called "per- 
sonal attention" is undoubtedly the most significant 
reason why PEG works so well at the College. 


Above, Ashley DuLac and 
Betsy Hopeman challenge 
their breadth of 
knowledge with a 
competitive board game. 
Far right, Marty Gilrnore 
attempts a new study 
technique. . .osmosis. 

Mary Jo Renfroe was 
naturally concerned last 
spring about the prospect 
of sending her 14-year- 
old daughter Michelle to 
PEG, ten hours away 
from her home in LaFay- 
ette, Georgia. Mrs. Renfroe and her husband Gregg 
felt reassured after coming to campus for Parents 
Weekend in October. She says of the people at Mary 
Baldwin: "They really are like a family. When we 
visited, all the teachers and deans knew our first 
names and they knew just how Michelle was doing." 
Now Michelle's younger sister is also considering 

Mary Baldwin faculty deserve a large share of praise 
for creating an atmosphere of concern for the individ- 
ual student. First-year student Priscilla Huynh, who 
plans to major in biochemistry, was certain about 
MBC after sitting in on Dr. Lundy Pentz's biology/ 
chemistry experimental design course. When asked in 
her interview what it was about PEG that interested 
her, she replied: "I love the teachers. Dr. Pentz is 
something else!" Future PEG student Evi Pover from 
Arlington, Virginia, noted in an interview with The 
Washington Post that it was the attitude of faculty 
which made her determined to apply to PEG. 

College Dean James Lott affirms the fact that the 
attention and interest of college faculty is one of the 
keys to PEG's success. "MBC offers a small commu- 
nity with a faculty who really do care about their 
students, and who are eager to work with gifted 
students and their ways of knowing and learning. Our 
faculty are remarkably flexible in their willingness to 
deal with the cognitive needs of these young women. " 

Second-year student Erin Murray perhaps best 
sums up the quality of personal attention at the Col- 
lege: "You have an advisor concerned about where 
you're going, what your interests and goals are. I 
compare myself to a friend who's at a larger univer- 
sity — she's so lost. It's a lot more personal here, I feel 
cared for and wanted. It's not just because I'm a PEG 
student, it's because I'm a student at Mary Baldwin." 

Along with many successes, the College has faced 
and continues to face problems as PEG develops. Like 
its students, PEG is still in an adolescence phase. And 
like most adolescents, the program is experiencing 
growing pains. The single biggest challenge at present 
is the smooth integration of all PEG components into 
the traditional College. 

Considerable progress has already been made in the 
area of programming. The Mozart Ensemble has 
grown from a fledgling group of PEG musicians to a 
30-member orchestra made up of PEG, tradidonal 
College and public high school students, faculty and 
staff, and community members. With funds provided 
by duPont, PEG has enhanced the honors program at 

the College and sponsored cultural events such as 
performances by the internationally-acclaimed Man- 
nes Trio and the Yale University Whiffenpoofs. 

In the realm of academics, the two programs move 
closer every year. From their second year on, PEG 
students are full-time college students, have faculty 
advisors and take full advantage of academic life at 
Mary Baldwin. Director Christine Garrison explains 
that plans for next year include using the College's 
resources for first-year students as well. "PEG is going 
to be more closely integrated in the academic program 
of the College. Rather than hiring a separate faculty 
member for English, math, and foreign language, PEG 
will work with college faculty already on campus." 

Faculty are finding that for the most part, PEGs and 
traditional students mix well in the classroom. Mary 
Hill Cole, an assistant professor of history new to 
Mary Baldwin this year, enjoys the interaction of 
students in her classes. "Sometimes I don't know if 
they're PEG students, and that's ultimately the way 
the system's supposed to work." 

Traditional students, while admitting there are still 
tensions between PEG and College students, do find 
that the relationship has improved as PEG becomes an 
accepted part of campus life. Like Professor Cole, 
senior Jan Mays from Roanoke finds she often can't 
distinguish between PEGs and College students. 
"You see a student and say 'she's a freshman — no, 
she's a PEG.' Sometimes the only way you know a 
student is a PEG is when you see her walking to 
TuUidge." She adds: "The senior class is now the only 
one who's been here when there weren't PEGs. Some 
students are still a little uncomfortable or jealous. But 
now that there are students here who've always had 
PEG, they just accept it and it just blends in — it's part 
of being at Mary Baldwin." 

Having College students work as resident advisors 
for PEG has also facilitated integration. Denise 
Dorsey, a senior R.A. from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 
is optimistic. "I see a big change between this year and 
last year. Last year, many students weren't aware of 
what PEG was; this year, they have worked with PEGs 
in classes, many times not even aware that students 
are PEGs. When I say to other students 'I'm an R.A. in 
TuUidge' I get a positive response. They're encourag- 
ing of me. 1 think it's taking some time, but now the 
PEG girls that have been here three years have proved 
themselves and made a statement. They're very in- 
volved in organizations on campus." i 

Future plans to improve student integration include 
presentations about PEG to each incoming class dur- 
ing orientation, more activities to bring traditional 
students into PEG, and an education program foi 
College R.A.s. Allison Young, a 1987 Mary Baldwir 
graduate who is now a PEG Resident Director; 
believes that PEG students themselves will ultimatel) 
be responsible for improving integration by beinj 


active on campus. "We should continue to encourage 
our students to run for leadership positions and parti- 
cipate in campus organizations. I really think indivi- 
dual involvement is the key — getting students 
involved in organizations where they can hmction 
independently and be themselves, be another student 
for a cause." 

While PEG and MBC students vwll be integrated in 
the classroom and in campus organizations, their 
social activities must to some extent be separate. PEG 
students are still only 14 when they enter PEG and 
have different social needs from traditional students. 
John Rice notes: "They are not ready emotionally or 
psychologically for college social life. They need a high 
school environment." Adds Jim Lott: "The social ac- 
tivities at MBC and intercollege activities are appropri- 
ate for 18- to 22-year-olds. The 16-year-old PEG can't 
drive to W & L to go to a mixer." Parent Betsy Byford 
echoes these sentiments. "They need a high school 
experience. They need time to mature." 

The PEG staff is striving to find creative and con- 
structive ways for students to have satisfactory social 
lives. This past year the program instituted monthly 
focus weekends, which revolve around a theme — a 
'60s festival, for example — and usually include a 
dance with area high school students. Student in- 
volvement in church youth groups and other com- 
munity organizations also provides the opportunity 
for PEG students to meet people their own age. 

In addition to improving PEG students' experience 
while at Mary Baldwin, the College faces the challenge 
of preparing them for life after PEG. The first several 
PEG students will graduate in 1989, and a program is 
already underway to help these and future students 
make a successful transition to graduate school and 
the working world. John Haire, Director of the Rose- 
marie Sena Center for Career and Life Planning, and 
Diane Kent, Director of Career Services at the Sena 
Center, are working with PEG staff to counsel stu- 
dents on applying to graduate schools, taking the 
Graduate Record Exam, writing a resume, and inter- 
viewing for jobs. 

But again, there is no guarantee of success. Gradu- 
ate schools as well as future employers wUl need to be 
reassured about the students' academic acceleration 
and their young age. College personnel and PEG 
students do feel confident that students' motivation, 
leadership skills and excellent academic preparation, 
as well as the reputation of Mary Baldwin, will allay 
any doubts as to the students' abUity to perform. 
First-year PEG Michelle Renfroe, who plans to return 
to her native Georgia as an ophthalmologist, com- 
ments: "The fact that I'm younger will say to a lot of 
potential employers 'Here's someone who's really 
dedicated and determined and can do the job.' " 

The final challenge the College faces as PEG grows 
is financial. PEG will continue to need funds for 

special programs, operating expenses, and especially 
for scholarships to ensure that all qualified students 
may attend the program, regardless of their abihty to 
pay. President Tyson is optimistic about PEG's abUity 
to attract funds as it continues to gain a more visible 
profile. "I look forward to [receiving] support finan- 
cially through benefactors inspired by the Jessie Ball 
duPont Fund, and our increasing ability to attract a 
variety of benefactors." Claire "Yum" Arnold '69, 
who serves on Mary Baldwin's Board of Trustees, 
believes PEG's unique character wOl appeal to future 
donors. "It gives us the opportunity to go after funds 
because of that special angle. It's given us a new twist 
that's saleable." 

With time and constructive action, the College can 
look forward to a future of accomplishment and ac- 
claim for PEG. Director Christine Garrison notes: 
"With each successful year, there's an additional 
achievement for the program and therefore for Mary 

Administrators anticipate a time when there will be 
a natural and easy fit between PEG and the traditional 
College. Internal PEG pohcies and procedures will be 
firmly established: decisions will no longer of neces- 
sity be experiments. But PEG will also maintain the 
flexibility and adaptability that is characteristic of all 
programs at MBC. 

The College also looks forward to PEG students' 
joining the ranks of successful Mary Baldwin alum- 
nae. Their varied futures will reflect the diversity of 
the program's student body. And those futures will be 
tracked as part of a landmark research study on the 
education of gifted girls headed by Dr. Carolyn Calla- 
han. Christine Garrison explains that the study is the 
first of its kind to be carried out in over 50 years. "It 
will offer the chance of a lifetime to collect information 
on gifted students, and how the experience at PEG 
will affect their lives. The study provides the oppor- 
tunity to add significant data to research on women — 
how they learn and how they lead." 

The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary 
Baldwin College wOl be known throughout the coun- 
try as the preeminent school for gifted young women. 
It wUl attract the most able students; it will also attract 
funds for support of programs and for scholarships. 
And as President Tyson asserts, PEG will continue to 
reflect Mary Baldwin's dedication to quality and inno- 
vation. "PEG enhances 
Mary Baldwin. It demon- 
strates the College's con- 
tinuing ability to stretch, 
to reach worthy consti- 
tuencies. It manifests the 
College's historic and 
continuing commitment 
to serve where service is 

Emergence Through Education 

A Summer 

Special Science Program Excels in 
Educating Through Lab Experiences 

Mary Baldwin has, for the past two 
summers, been host to the best sci- 
ence stucients from all over Virginia. 
These students, nominated by their 
high schools, have participated in a 
three-week, intensive science program called Young 
Women in Science. During this time they are absorbed 
in advanced laboratory work of a type they would not 
have encountered otherwise, and they emerge with 
college credit, a unique experience of scientific re- 
search, and a good acquaintance with Mary Baldwin. 
The program has its roots in the College's special 
strengths and particular history. 
Mary Baldwin is, of course, com- 
mitted by its character as a 
women's college to the ad- 
vancement of the education of 
women, but for the better part 
of a generation it has been 
further committed to excel- 
lence in the preparation of 
women for careers in the 
sciences. This specific ob- 
jective grew out of the 

realization that 

women's colleges as a 
group do not, with a 
few outstanding ex- 
ceptions, enjoy a 
particularly good 
reputation in the 
field of science. It 
followed that a wom- 
en's college which was known 
for excellence in scientific training 
could provide an important and necessary service and 
also enjoy an advantage in recruiting from a special 
constituency: young women intending to pursue ca- 
reers in science. 

As we reflected on the specific advantages and 
disadvantages of a small private college compared to 
the numerous larger, often publicly supported, insti- 
tutions which compete with it for students, a second 
distinctive characteristic became apparent. Members 
of the science faculty who had had previous experi- 
ence in industrial research identified laboratory skills 
as an area where graduates of larger institutions are 
often deficient. The ability of a small college with a 
large faculty-student ratio to provide effective labora- 
tory instruction, including advanced techniques. 

meaningful hands-on experience with sophisticated 
instrumentation, and realistic research experiences 
suggests an obvious area in which such a college can 
distinguish itself. As a result, the sciences at Mary 
Baldwin have stressed extra depth in laboratory expe- 
rience and serious student research while maintaining 
the same quality of classroom instruction that the 
College had always offered. Seniors majoring in biol- 
ogy or chemistry now complete an independent labo- 
ratory research project and write and defend a senior 
thesis. Many of these projects are also presented by 
the students at the Virginia Academy of Sciences 
meetings, and some go to national meetings such as 
those of the American Chemical Society. 

In addition to the tradition of developing research 
skills in students, Mary Baldwin has a long history of 
summer programs for high school students. In 1973 
Dr. William Kelly, the President of the College, was 
instrumental in persuading the Governor of Virginia, 
to establish the Virginia Governor's School for the 
Gifted. For the first seven years of the Governor's 
School's operation, Mary Baldwin was one of the three 
sites at which it was held and was the site which 
particularly emphasized the sciences. 
The first chemistry curriculum for the 
Governor's School was developed 
and taught by Mary Baldwin faculty. 

Because of the intensive nature of 
the Governor's School program 
(limited to four weeks in the sum- 
mer) the chemistry curriculum 
concentrated on teaching 
through laboratory experience 
rather than the conventional 
classroom approach. It turned 
out that a gratifying amount 
of theoretical material could , 
be effectively absorbed, 
through this "learning by , 
doing" approach when; 
taught by an experienced , 

In 1978 the Mary Bald- 
win science faculty de- 
cided that the experience 
gained with intensive summer 
science instruction warranted the estab- 
lishment of a College summer program that was inde-| 
pendent of the Governor's School. Our new "Specia: 
Summer Science Program" was a tuition program, 

of Science 

bi/ Lundy H. Pentz 

hree weeks in length, incorporating somewhat more 
jboratory instruction than the four week Governor's 
ichool program had offered. The College faculty au- 
horized the program to grant two semester hours of 
oUege science credit for each of the two courses, 
fowever, because the new program depended on 
tudent tuition, a number of promising students from 
Dwer income families requested scholarship assis- 
ance, which was often not available. 

Therefore in 1985 we obtained approval to offer a 
lew program. Young Women in Science, which 
vould run on a different basis. Every high school in 
'irginia, public or private, was invited to nominate 
me rising senior woman who was outstanding in 
cience. From the resulting list of nominees the sum- 
ner program faculty would select a limited number, 
he best of the nominees, for the program. These 
electees were accepted for the program at no cost to 
hemselves, the entire expense being absorbed by the 

In this way the best students all over Virginia can be 
eached and provided with an outstanding experience 
n science under circumstances which help them to see 
vhat scientists really do. At the same time the College 
lenefits by the opportunity to attract students of ex- 
ceptional ability. 

The new version of the program was 
first offered in 1986. Dr. James B. 
Patrick designed and taught a 
course in the Organic Chem- 
istry of Natural Products, and 
Dr. Lundy H. Pentz designed 
and taught a course in Microbiol- 
ogy. The students were excited 
and many of them said that the 
program was the most challenging 
and rewarding academic experience 
that they had ever had. Our impres- 
sion, too, was that the program was 
outstandingly successful and that the 
students had learned a surprising 
amount in a very short time. 
In the following year, the decision was 
made to offer three courses of which the 
students could select two, permitting a 
reduction in class size to twelve; in addi- 
tion to the original two courses, a third in 
•■^ Field Biology was added by Dr. Eric Jones. 
An invitation was extended to every second- 
ry school in Virginia to nominate the best of their 

junior women in science for 
possible qualification for a 
full scholarship for atten- 
dance at YWIS. We re- 
ceived 132 nominations, 
most of which were stu- 
dents with obviously 
oustanding records. The 
faculty of YWIS re- 
viewed the nomina- 
tions, looking for 
students who were of 
all around excellence 
as well as being out- 
standing in sci- 
ence, and selected 
36 of the 132. All 
of the selectees 
were straight-A 
students, and 
all were at or 
above the 90th 
percentile in both verbal 
and mathematical SAT scores. In addi- 
hon, the letters of recommendation suggested un- 
usual versahlity of interests or exceptional motivation. 

The typical day in the 1987 Young Women in Sci- 
ence Program would have seen Dr. Jones' students 
out earlier than the rest, hiking to distant locations in 
one of the neighboring national forests to mark out 
plots of ground and begin tabulating every living 
thing in them. Later, piquant aromas would drift from 
the fourth floor of Pearce Science Center as Dr. Pat- 
rick's students separated the constituents of lemon- 
grass oil, and by mid-morning dismayed shrieks 
would emanate from Dr. Pentz's microbiology lab as 
students finished keying out exactly what organism 
was growing on their shower floor. The student assis- 
tants. Dawn Agnor '88, Tiffany Hamm '89, and Me- 
lissa Warburton '88 functioned not only as laboratory 
assistants, but also as dormitory supervisors and 
social directors; the pace of the program, which in- 
cluded Saturday classes, was exhausting for them 

The students in Dr. Jones' Field Biology course took 
the College van to a new habitat each day, with the 
only recurring features being picnic lunches and tired 
feet. The students began with basic tree and wild- 
flower identification and a small amount of bird work; 
once they knew how to identify the species present 

Far Left, Pink Azaleas at 
big Levels game 
management area. Center, 
a photomicrograph of 
birefringence pattern of a 
resolidified melt of 1,2- 
hydroxyindole, a 
compound prepared by 
Dr. Patrick's students. 
Above, Wild Ginger. 

Right, Volvox — a colonial 
green alga found in many 
focal ponds. Daughter 
colonies are seen growing 
inside the larger parents. 
Belou', a filamentous 
green alga from Braley 
pond. Small organisms 
eating the alga can be 
seen m the background. 

they did quadrant analysis of different habitats 
throughout the county. At times they worked along, 
and went swimming in, the mountain streams. Ram- 
sey's Draft and the St. Mary's River were cool, clear 
and refreshing on a hot summer's day when the other 
students were sweltering in Staunton. The students 
enjoyed swimming in the St. Mary's River until they 
discovered the fact that water snakes are fond of the 
same thing. By the course's end the students could 
map out a quadrant, measure its slope, count all 
the species present, and determine the species 
diversity and other statistical measures. Even 
better, they were working as a team, each one 
doing her job and helping the others to finish 

Students taking the course in organic chem 
istry of natural products spent their first 
week separating turpentine into its principal 
constituents by fractional distillation. The 
purity of the products was determined by gas 
chromatography . 

The second week was devoted to isolation of 
citral from lemongrass oil by steam distillation and its 
subsequent purification by vacuum distillation. By the 
end of this week students had used thin layer chroma- 
tography, nmr and infrared spectroscopy to evaluate 
their results. At the end of this second week some of 
the citral was reduced with sodium borohydride to 
geraniol, illustrating the dramatic change in proper- 
ties (in this case, fragrance) that can accompany minor 
structural alterations. 

In their final week the students isolated pure choles- 
terol from gallstones, and then ran ultraviolet spectra 
on derivatives of this compound. By the end of the 
three weeks the students had learned three types of 
spectra, four distillation methods, two types of chro- 
matography, and a multitude of 
functional group tests, as well as 
a little synthetic chemistry. 
They were also well on their 
way into organic structural 
theory and had even had a 
tiny taste of biochemistry. 
The microbiology course 
began with the basic biol- 
ogy of bacteria and intro- 
duced the students to the 
standard biochemical 
tests used to identify 
unknown bacteria; 
after checking out 
their procedures with 
known cultures they 
then "trapped" un- 
known organisms 
from their environ- 
ments (sometimes 

from them- 
selves) to identify. 
This became a continuing proj- 
ect during the rest of the course, aided by a computer 
database for bacterial identification produced by Dr. 
Pentz and run on two AT&T 6300 microcomputers in 
the laboratory. The students focused on genetic engi- 
neering toward the end of the course, and besides 
taking a trip to a genetic engineering laboratory, on 
the last day they extracted and purified the DNA from 
their unknown bacterium, spooling out the long 
strands of the genetic material onto glass rods. One of 
the students has developed a further research project 
around the DNA she purified that day, and is taking it 
to the Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences. 

By the end of the three weeks the students were one 
and all exhausted. They had worked — and learned—' 
at a pace they never had before. In future weeks we 
would receive letters from them and from their teach- 
ers expressing their thanks and excitement at the 
opportunity, but at the moment it seemed that a long 
rest was in order. j 

We intend to offer the program again to 36 students 
in the summer of 1988. We have found this number ol 
students is ideal because it insures the students wiL 
receive close supervision and personal atmosphere 
which they have found so rewarding in this program 
Without these key Mary Baldwin College characteris- 
tics. Young Women in Science would not be a true 
Mary Baldwin experience for those talented student! 

Lee Foster '75 
Leaves MBC a 
Legacy of Success 

When Lee Johnston Foster '75 leaves her position 
as Executive Director of Alumnae Activities this sum- 
mer, she v^ill leave behind a substantial legacy. 

Six years ago, Lee returned to her alma mater to 
assume a position that had been vacant for seven 
months. Work hod piled up considerably over the 
period, so she had a backlog to keep her busy and to 
acquaint her with the operations of the alumnae of- 

But that easy transition was not to be. Shortly after 
joining the Mary Baldwin staff, then-President Dr. 
Virginia Lester gave Lee her monumental task: "Your 
top priority is to organize our chapters." In 1982, 
there were three chapters: New York, Richmond, and 
Dallas. Today there are 33 chapters. 

How could this 1975 graduate of Mary Baldwin 
who majored in mathematics and then went on to take 
a second bachelor's degree in engineering science 
from the University of Virginia achieve such pheno- 
menal success? "I am organized," soys Lee, "and that 
makes all the difference. My emphasis while studying 
industrial engineering was systems analysis, and I 
suspect the skills transferred." 

The nature of the work, however, was very diffe- 
rent. After graduation, Lee went to work for Burling- 
ton Industries in Oxford, North Carolina, as on 
industrial engineer, and later moved back to her 
hometown of South Boston by joining Westinghouse 
in a similar capacity. "My career shift was something 
of a crisis for me. I kept thinking I was supposed to do 
what I had been educated to do, and this was totally 

"I didn't know what an alumnae director did, but I 
found out fast. And I loved it." 

Lee came back into the area when husband Larry 
was offered the position of city manager for Buena 
Vista, a community near Lexington. She is leaving the 
area again because of Larry who has accepted a 
position as Assistant County Administrator of James 
City County. Her own versatility will come in handy. 

"I'd like to stay in education now, but I'm not sure 

what I'll do. After being an alumnae director, I feel I 
can do anything. I have gained and exercised very 
transferable skills. In industry you might never see the 
results of your planning and work, but I discovered 
that opportunity does exist in education — at least at 
Mary Baldwin." 

Lee seized opportunity and built program and staff 
during her years in the alumnae office. "Back then it 
was Betty Barr (recently retired secretary) and me. 
We've come a long way in staffing." Now she is 
assisted by Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development, Katherine Lichtenberg, Di- 
rector of Alumnae Admissions, two secretaries, and a 
host of student assistants. 

She also proudly points to changes in the Home- 
coming program during her tenure. "We've devel- 
oped the parade of classes, activities for spouses and 
children, housing in the residence halls, and a greater 
focus on relaxation, fun, and festivity. Lost year we 
saw the largest attendance at Homecoming ever." 

Lee and Mary Baldwin will miss each other, and Lee 
will carry with her many fond memories and personal 
high points of her accomplishments. "The increase in 
alumnae involvement in and support of the College 
gives me the greatest personal pleasure. That, and 
the comments we receive concerning the 'air of pro- 
fessionalism in the alumnae office.' 

"I'll miss not being intimately involved in the long- 
range strategic planning for the alumnae program, 
and I'll miss helping with the facilitation of the Ses- 
quicentennial Celebration in 1 992. But the main thing 
I'll miss is the hundreds of friends I've made since 
coming to work at Mary Baldwin." 

Some believe Lee will not need to worry too much 
over that last comment. There is an alumnae chapter 
in Williamsburg looking for a new member just like 
Lee, who might want to take a leadership role. As 
someone for whom Mary Baldwin has provided two 
educations — one as a professional, and one as a 
student — Lee is prepared to assume many roles. 

Alumnae Aid In Seniors' Career Search 

Mary Baldwin College has always had an 
excellent reputation, being known for qual- 
ity programs that produce intelligent, capa- 
ble women. In recent years a number of 
innovative programs have begun that are 
getting more than the usual amount of at- 
tention. There are several, but one involves 
not only the faculty, staff and students, but 
also depends totally on alumnae participa- 
tion. It takes Mary Baldwin College on the 

Top Left, Cassandra Pair, 
Laura Dudley, Paula 
Hoffman, Nicole 
Mesisco, Karen Ann 
Sisko '87, Rowena 
Tagubo and Ami Adams 
toIR about their CENTS 
schedules. Top Right, 
Atlanta alumnae and 
current students listen as 
J. Wade '49, Atlanta 
CENTS coordinator 
explains the program. 
Bottom Left, Sarah Griffin 
'86, New York chapter 
chairman talks with 
CENTS participant Nicole 
Mesisco, senior during 
the New York chapter s 
cocktail party. 

The program, known as CENTS — Career Explora- 
tion Networking Trips — is bringing together all the 
facets of Mary Baldwin College and producing won- 
derful results. 

Co-sponsored by the Rosemorie Sena Center for 
Career and Life Planning and the Office of Alumnae 
Activities, CENTS provides the opportunity for edu- 
cated and prepared seniors to learn the basics of 
career planning and job hunting and then helps them 
reach their goals. 

The students visit cities they are interested in mov- 
ing to after graduation. While there they meet and 
stay with alumnae, interview for jobs, and gather 
career information from alumnae and contacts of 

This gives them the chance to experience life in that 
city first hand. Sometimes it prevents them from mak- 

ing the mistake of moving to a city they will later 
decide they don't like living in. 

The Office of Alumnae Activities helps identify 
chapters interested in this program, helps with the 
process of setting up the CENTS coordinator, and 
identifies alumnae that can help as possible career 

Alumnae then make contacts for the students, line 
up interviews, interview students themselves, house 
students, and host a party for the students. It takes a 
great deal of preparation and coordination on the 
part of the alumnae, but chapters that have partici- 
pated in it find it very rewarding. 

J. Wade '69, Atlanta CENTS coordinator, said, "It's 
a way for us to be in touch with local alumnae and let 
them help and get involved with the chapter. It is easy 
to organize, although it requires details. But the re- 
sources build from year to year, making it easier." j 

This is the second year CENTS has taken place inl 
both Atlanta and New York, and other chapter areas 
are considering participating in it next year. 

CENTS has proven itself with several participants 
landing jobs, or helping students make decisions 
about jobs or areas they want to live in. One of the 
interviewers for this year's Atlanta program got her 
job as a direct result of last year's program. 

"CENTS was great! I got my job as a direct result of 
the program. I had an interview with Ernst and Whin- 
ney last year and now I am a financial analyst with 
them. I helped interview students this year," Colleen 
Morrisey, '87, of Atlanta said. 

Another success story in Atlanta is Tracy Brickner 
'87. Tracy works for the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta, a job 

she landed through contacts she mode with CENTS. 

A New York participant last year, Karen Ann Sisko 
'87, participated in CENTS this year by setting up 
interviews and interviewing students herself at 
McCall's/Working Woman in New York. 

The alumnae and companies that are involved with 
CENTS are impressive. In Atlanta, some of the com- 

panies students interviewed with were Coca-Cola, 
Atlanta Zoo, Ernst and Whinney, Taylor and Mathis 
real estate, Newton Tobacco, Alexander/O'Neill, 
and several banks. 

Equally impressive were the companies in New 
York — RCA records, Hensen Associates, Chemical 
Bank, Working Womon/McCall's, and Merrill Lynch, 
were just a few. 

The students are aware of the time and effort in- 
volved on the part of the alumnae and are very appre- 

Amie Adams '88 and Robin DeBoer '88 partici- 
pated in both programs and felt they benefitted a 
great deal. 

"I really enjoyed not only making career contacts 
but meeting the alumnae in both cities," Robin said. 

For several students the trip confirmed what they 
already knew, "I am from Atlanta and felt that I 
wanted to return, but after meeting more of the alum- 
nae and having my interviews, I'm positive. I am 
hoping one of the contacts I made will come through 
for a job," Sassy Carragher, '88 said. 

But the students are not the only benefactors of 
CENTS. Not only does it introduce alumnae to other 
alumnae and facilitate networking, but it also pro- 
vides chapters with the opportunity to "recruit" new 
members and have energetic young alumnae to pro- 
vide chapter support, and more contacts for the next 

CENTS' main purpose is not to find the students a 
job in a specific city, but to provide them with the 
information and tools to make career decisions. 

"The purpose of CENTS is to bring alumnae and 
seniors together for gathering career information 
and "career networking." The students experience 
the city itself, and gain valuable information about the 
careers represented by the alumnae participating in 
CENTS," said Dr. John Haire, Director of the Rose- 
marie Sena and Life Planning Center. 

Lichtenburg Enhances Alumnae Office 

Katherine McMullen Lichtenberg took over her du- 
ties as the new Director of Alumnae Admissions on 
February 1, 1988. Katherine replaces Kathe Smith, 
who was recently promoted to a position in the De- 
velopment office. 

Katherine began her Mary Baldwin career in Au- 
gust as Assistant Director of Admissions. She came to 
Mary Baldwin after many years of experience in 
admissions and education. 

"I am really looking forward to getting to know the 
alumnae and working together for the good of the 
College. The dedication that I have seen from the 
Mary Baldwin alumnae is incredible," Katherine 

Originally from New Jersey, Katherine received 
her B.A. in Home Economics Education (K-12) from 
Montclair State College in 1976. She then taught for 
four years, one year in a middle school and three 
years in a high school. Katherine then moved to In- 
diana to attend Purdue University. There, she earned 
a Masters' of Education degree in College Student 
Personnel Administration and Counseling and Guid- 

ance, in 1983. 

She worked in admissions as the Assistant Director 
of Admissions at Purdue for three years, where she 
met her husband, Peter. 

Peter holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and 
is currently Director of Geriatrics at Western State 
Hospital in Staunton. Peter and Katherine originally 
moved to Charlottesville where Katherine worked for 
the University of Virginia in admissions. After Kather- 
ine began working at MBC, they bought a house in 
Staunton, where they now live. 

Katherine not only brings a great deal of experi- 
ence to the Office of Alumnae Activities, but also 
enthusiasm and innovative ideas. Katherine is re- 
sponsible for planning and implementing the Alum- 
nae Admissions Program, training and coordinating 
the alumnae volunteers who are Admissions Rep- 
resentatives and Adopt-A-High School representa- 
tives, serving as liaison between the Office of 
Alumnae Activities and the Admissions Office, and 
working with the Admissions Committee of the Alum- 
nae Board. 



The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter hosted a prospective 
student party in December at the home of Lee Rooker 
'85, Chapter Chairman. 

In February, 8 students participated in the Career 
Exploration Networking Trip (CENTS) to Atlanta. This 
program, coordinated by J. Wade '69 for the chapter, 
is a joint program with the Office of Alumnae Activi- 
ties and the Rosemarie Sena Center for Career & Life 
Planning. The students were housed by Jo Avery 
Crowder '65, Nancy Clark McLennan '41 and current 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Carrogher. 

Alumnae also talked with the students about career 
opportunities in Atlanta. Those interviewing were 
Colleen Morrissey '87, Elizabeth M. Preddy '67, 
Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '67, and Caroline M. 
Lowndes '80. 

In conjunction with CENTS, the Atlanta Chapter 
hosted a cocktail party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
William A. Rooker, Jr., Lee Rooker's parents, with 
Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of Chapter De- 

The steering committee met with Lee Johnston Fos- 
ter '75, Executive Director of Alumnae Activities on 
February 15 at the home of Robin Wilson Lea '66, 
Co-Chairman of the Atlanta Chapter. Those attend- 
ing were: Liz Anderson '86, Claire "Yum" Lewis Ar- 
nold '69, Jo Avery Crowder '65, Sally Dillard 
Hauptfuhrer '74, Susan Jones hiendricks '78, Ray 
Castles Uttenhove '68, Lisa Hoefer Ward '78, Cathy 
A. Harrell '84, Lee Rooker '85, and Robin Wilson Lea 


The Baltimore Alumnae Chapter steering commit- 
tee met with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development at the home of Whitney Mark- 
ley Denman '82, Chapter Chairman, on January 1 2 to 
plan future events. Those in attendance were Sara 
Poulston Tompkins '81, Treasurer, Michelle Howard 
'82, Co-Chairman, and Gabriella Youngblood '84. 


The Birmingham Alumnae Chapter hosted a pro- 
spective student party with Janie Garrison, Assistant 
Director of Admissions at the home of Linda Thorn 
Abele '73, in early December. 


The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter hosted a cocktail 
party at the J. Melberg Gallery in late January. Mary 
Wroy Wiggins '81 , and Mary Shuford '83 organized 
the event that was attended by over 90 people includ- 
ing Cynthia H. Tyson, President, John T. Rice, Vice- 
President for Institutional Advancement, R. Eric 
Staley, Executive Director of College Relations, Lee 
Johnston Foster '75, Executive Director of Alumnae 
Activities and other staff members, the Executive 
Committees of the Board of Trustees and Alumnae 
Board, who were in Charlotte for their winter meet- 


The Charlottesvil le Alumnae Chapter steering com- 
mittee met in late January for lunch and a planning 
meeting. Those attending were: Marie Westbrook 
Bream '82, Anne North Howard '75, Mary Hotchkiss 
Leavall '73, Ann Smith Angle '80, Audi Bondurant 
Barlow '86, and Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development. 

Eastern Shore 

The Eastern Shore Alumnae Chapter hosted a pro- 
spective student party in December with Advisory 
Board of Visitors members Caroline Upshur Walker 
and Molvina Savage, former parent, at the home of 
Caroline Upshur Walker. 

New Orleans 

The New Orleans Alumnae Chapter hosted a pro- 
spective student party at the home of Dr. and Mrs. 
James L. Carter, parents of Gretchen Carter '90, over 
the Christmas holidays. Jamie Lindler Pinney '81, 
coordinated this event. Current students from the New 
Orleans area also attended. 


The Richmond Alumnae Chapter hosted a Chapter 
Board meeting on March 2nd with Lee Johnston 
Foster '75, Executive Director of Alumnae Activities, 
Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of Chapter De- 
velopment, and Katharine McMullen Lichtenberg, Di- 
rector of Alumnae Admissions, at the home of Liz 
Saunders Northam. 

New York 

The New York Alumnae Chapter steering commit- 
tee had a planning meeting on February 1. At this 
meeting Helen Stevens Forster '83, Treasurer, turned 
over the financial records to the new Treasurer, Karen 
Ann Sisko '86. Also attending were Carolyn J. Smith 
'86, Co-Chairman and Sarah J. Griffin '86, Chairman. 

In late February, they hosted a cocktail party at the 
home of Judith Godwin '52 with Cynthia H. Tyson, 
President, Lee Johnston Foster '75, Executive Director 
of Alumnae Activities, and Carroll Oliver Roach '84, 
Director of Chapter Development. This event wel- 
comed Paula Hoffman, Paula Srigley, Laura Dudley, 
Nicole Mesisco, Robin DeBoer, Amie Adams, Row- 
ena Taguba, and Cassandra Pair, current students 
participating in the CENTS (Career Exploration Net- 
working Trips) program. Carolyn Smith '86 was the 
coordinator of CENTS. Laura Kerr '84, and Sarah 
Griffin '86, housed students and Edie Pardoe '82, 
Gabby Gelzer McCree '82, Lisa Byrne '84, Catherine 
Jolley Kerr '80, Carol Gross '84, Laura Kerr '84 and 
Susan Myers '72 interviewed them. 


The Staunton/West Augusta Alumnae Chapter held 
a "Ham to Jam" spring luncheon in Hunt Hall at the 
College on March 7th. John T. Rice, Vice-President for 
Institutional Advancement spoke to the group. Mopsy 
Pool Page '48, and Anne Sims Smith '45 coordinated 
the event for the Chapter. New officers for the chapter 
were elected at the luncheon. 

Annabel Barber '81 and Carolyn Smith '86, co-chair of 
the New York alumnae chapter talk during New York 
chapter party. 

Frances M. Suter '44, Jean Anderson Nicewander '42 and 
Elva J. Fifer '48 attend the Staunton Alumnae chapter 
Spring luncheon. 


The Washington Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter 
held a steering committee meeting in mid-January 
with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of Chapter 
Development at the home of Kim Baker Glenn '79. 
Attending were: Ann Allen '71 , Susan Halladay Mar- 
tin '78, Liz Simons '74, Susan Boughman Homer '74, 
Donna Cason Smith '86, Susan Henry Martin '72, and 
Fran Plant '87. 

At this meeting it was decided to divide the chapter 
into a Northern Virginia Chapter and a Suburban 
Maryland/Washington D.C. Chapter. The Mary- 
land/D.C. Alumnae Chapter Chairman is Donna Ca- 
son Smith '86. The Northern Virginia Alumnae 
Chapter will be headed up by Kim Baker Glenn '79. 



beil of Befhiehem, Pa., is still very 
active in the Bethlehem Garden 
Club. She raises African Violets. 
She also knits, ploys bridge, and 
takes core of her beautiful 
Schnauzer, Snoopy. 


Fort Valley, Go., has enjoyed her 
contacts with two Mary Baldwin 
roommates over the years: 
EMILY COBB Parks and 


cis of Salinas, Calif, writes in that 
her house has always been on 
International Inn; two people 
from New Zealand stayed at her 
house for two weeks in January. 
JEAN BREHM Cottman of 
Wilmington, Del., says that her 
seven grandchildren keep life 
interesting for her and her hus- 
band. The two of them have 
taken a number of trips, most of 
which have been escorted tours 
in the U.S. and Canada. 
ALICE BUEL Winn of Zions- 
ville. Pa., has been a Family Ser- 
vice Board Member for twenty 
years. She is now also serving as 
delegate to the Pa. Council of 
Family Agencies in Harrisburg, 
and delegate to Family Service 
America Mid-Atlantic Regional 
Conference. Alice is also active 
in her church (St. Margaret's 
Episcopal in Emmaus) where she 
served six years on the vestry 
and six years as President of the 
Woman's Group. 

TAYLOR is now living in the 
Sunnyside Retirement Commu- 
nity in Harrisonburg, Vo., and is 
enjoying the company of a num- 
ber of other Mary Baldwin 

taught for twenty-four years as 
the Head of the Math Depart- 
ment at Lee High in Staunton, 
and has traveled to many coun- 
tries. Sara has nine grandchil- 
dren and three great grand- 


HELEN WADE Dantzler of 
Macon, Ga., spent three weeks 
in Germany with her daughter, 
husband and two grandsons last 



Alexonder of Covington, Vo., is 
making her third trip in May to 
the Greek Isles. 

ADELE GOOCH Kiessling 
and her sister JULIA GOOCH 
Richmond '34 of Staunton went 
with the Woodrow Wilson Birth- 
place Tour to Ireland and Scot- 
land in September. They hod a 
delightful time. 

Perry, N.Y., recently enjoyed 
trips to Irvine, Calif, to visit her 
son, and to Coatesville, Pa. to 
visit her daughter. Leiia still rides 
and plays golf. 

Murphy of Glastonbury, Conn., 
travelled to Hawaii, the Rhine 
River area, and mode a visit to 
California to see her sixth grond- 
child, Katie Murphy, born in 
March, 1987. 

Mechanicsville, Va., is enjoying 
her grandchildren: six boys and 
two giris. One of the boys is a 
freshman at Virginia Tech this 
year, and two others are gradu- 
ating from high school in June. 
man of Melville, N.Y., expects to 
do a lot of traveling soon, as well 
as getting to know her seven 

has sold her home and is moving 
to a townhouse in Staunton, only 
a few blocks from where she has 
lived all of her married life. 
has moved into a nursing home 
in N.Y. She continues to keep in 
touch with her many college 
friends, but unfortunately she 
will not be able to moke the 
fiftieth reunion this spring. She 
soys that she is doing well, de- 
spite her confinement. 
man is retired and living in 
Staunton. Her daughter-in-law 
Cindy, received a B.A. degree 
Magna Cum Loude in Sociol- 
ogy-Social Services in June 
1985. She and her son ore also 
graduates of Louisburg College. 
They hove two sons. 
REBA CLEMMER Dunlop is a 
member of the Daughters of 
American Revolution, Staunton 
Woman's Club, Augusta County 
Retired Teachers Association, 
Augusta County Historical Soci- 
ety, and Lady Staunton Garden 
Club (President). 
Craft of Pocahontas, Va., is a 
volunteer with the Library and 
Christian Center for Action. 
Frances has six grandchildren. 


and her husband Ed of Louis- 
ville, Ky., are looking forward to 
having more time for traveling, 
doing volunteer woric, and visit- 
ing with their children and 
grandchildren after Ed retires in 

JEAN BAUMMair of Bloom- 
field, Conn., has a new grand- 
daughter, Alexandra Moir. Jean 
has visited Australia, New Zea- 
land, and Hawaii. She's recov- 
ering from having a kidney 
stone removed recently. 
Boulder, Co., is an avid tennis 
player and during 1987, she 

worked at local elections and for 
a few months as a feature writer 
for a newspaper. She also wori(s 
at the University of Colorado 
Book Center for RUSH and 
BUY-Back. On her 70th birth- 
day, she walked in the Bolder 
Boulder, o 10K race held every 
year on Memorial Day. She was 
a winner in her age group. Her 
husband Vernon, received an 
award from the Senior Execu- 
tive Service in Washington, D.C. 
for executive excellence. He 
later received an award from 
St. John's College Alumni 


JEAN LARNER Gray and her 

husband Bill of Washington, 
D.C. continue to enjoy their four 
grandsons and their traveling. 
Jean soys their freighter trip to 
Australia and New Zealand was 
lovely. Now they're booked on 
a freighter to South America in 

and her husband Bill of Bing- 
hampton, N.Y., are enjoying re- 
tirement. In 1987 they travelled 
to Yugoslavia and to the Scandi- 
navian Countries. Louise and Bill 
have one granddaughter, age 



Supple writes in that since her 
marriage to Sidney Supple in 
October, they ore commuting 
between Roanoke and Staunton 
because her ninety-eight year 
old mother still lives with her 
and her husband John of Mem- 
phis, Tenn., said they hod a most 
interesting trip to Finland and 
Russia this post summer. 
SARAH HALL Cowort retired 
OS Director of the Northumber- 
land County Department of 
Social Services in Heathsville, 
Va., after thirty years there. 


der of Piscotoway, N.J., is ex- 
pecting her first grandchild any 
day now. She went ancestor: 
hunting with her mother's family! 
in Denmark last summer. ' 


La Grange Park, III., has retired 
from teaching after twenty-five 
years. Her son Steven is a 
Colonel in the U.S. Army sta- 
tioned at the Pentagon. Her 
daughter Leslie is a speech 
pathologist in Montgomery 
County Public Schools. Sylvio 
has four grandchildren. 


MARY BURR Stevens of Bel 
Air, Md., tells us that her husband 
had a major stroke in January 
1986. He is now in o Veterans 
Hospital in Perryville, Md., 
where she visits with him for 
three to four hours doily. 
and her husband George have 
three grandchildren all in Dallas, 
Tx. George has just retired and 
they continue to travel exten- 
sively and stay involved in vol- 
unteer work. PAWS, the animal 
organization, which Sarah and 
her husband founded several 
years ago, has just moved into a 
new, larger office at the Cres- 
cent. For this they give great 
credit to their friend, CARO- 


EMILY REESE Smith of Char- 
lottesville, Vo., writes that her 
husband retired last December. 
They were both on a planned 
trip to Alaska last Spring so they 
could not attend the reunion. All 
of their four children ore married 



Thome went on a Carribeon 
Cruise lost yea r and took o trip to 
Hawaii in January. Her youngest 
son, Charlie, graduated from St. 
Lawrence University and then 
back-packed through Europe 
for three months. 
ANN MARTIN Brodie has 
three children that have all com- 
pleted college now and ore 
working in the greater Atlonto 
area. Her husband Scott has re- 
tired. They own a motor home 
and enjoy travelling. She is ac- 
tive in the local Presbyterian 
Church. She has many hobbies 
as well, one of which is square 
dancing. Her husband hos a 
vineyard and they harvest 

grapes. Ann says that they still 
hove not mastered the art of 
wine making. Presently, Ann is 
involved with their local high 
schools' forty-fifth reunion plan- 


High Point, N.C., has seven 
grandchildren. Martha's daugh- 
'73 has three children. 



Avent is active in her church and 
gorden club work in Jamestown, 
N.C. She is also busy with her 
three grandchildren. 
MARY DUKE Blouin writes 
that her husband Peter is retired 
from Delta Airlines, and she is 
retired as well. Their son John is 
running their cor dealership. 
Mary and her family ore living in 
Fort Lauderdale, FL, for most of 
the year. They only live in Moine 
in the summers. 


ANITA THEE Graham and 
Jimmy recently enjoyed a visit to 
London. They live in Columbia, 



LAN Aosen was selected as 
one of the one hundred Out- 
standing Connecticut women 
and received an award from 
Governor William O'Neil on 
October 14, 1987. She con- 
tinues to work at the United Na- 
tions. Her husband Lorry retired 
on November 1, after twenty 
years as Executive Director of 
the Better Vision Institute. Their 
daughter Susan is a producer ot 
ABC News, and their son is with 
Amnesty International. 
LEE PIERCE Mosso is on the 
Board of Trustees at the Unitar- 
ian Church of Stamford and she 
is choir director. Her husband 
David retired afterten years as o 
member of the Board at FASB. 
He will stay on as the Assistant 
Director of Speciol Projects. 
Lee's daughter, Jan, got married 
last October. Lee's son, Andrew, 

is in Planning and Development 
for the Hospital Corporation of 
NYC. Her daughter, Jossi, is now 
a mother of three. 
a full time personal secretary. 
She and her husband Tom just 
built their dream house in Bir- 
mingham, Ala., and they love it. 
Her husband is Director of Pas- 
toral Core at Cathedral Church 
of the Advent. Her doughter 
Elizabeth, worics with pre-school 
children at the YMCA in Knox- 
ville, Tennessee. Her son John, is 
in the US Navy assigned to a 
destroyer and presently at New- 
port, Rhode Island. Both of Ann's 
children graduated from college 
in 1987. 

BORA WILEY Brown is con 
tinuing her work as Refugee 
Resettlement Director for 
Mecklenburg Presbytery in the 
Charlotte, N.C, area. Her oldest 
daughter, Lee Ann Brown, grad- 
uated from Brown University in 
June 1987. 

returned from o wonderful visit 
to Brazil. She visited her daugh- 
ter, Susan, who is spending two 
years in the north-east section as 
a teacher with the Presbyterian 
Church. Eriine and her husband 
also visited Rio. 

Dolby is retired from teaching. 
Her husband is retired from the 
Army and is teaching now. Their 
daughter Patricia is in Anesthe- 
siology Residency in Pittsburgh. 
Her son, Albert, has joined 
Proctor and Gamble in Cincin- 
nati after getting his MBA from 
ttie University of Po.'s Wharton 



Executive Director of the Son 
Antonio Performing Arts Associ- 
ation. She is presently involved 
in overseeing on office of eight 
persons and planning the sets 
for the Joffrey Ballet (with their 
new production of Sacre du 
Printemps) and the Stars of the 
Bolshoi Ballet. The Association is 
celebrating its tenth anniversary 
under her leadership. 


sons of 1986 ond 1987, Jeanne 
had a retail shop in an eighty- 
year-old cottage off West- 
hompton Beach's Main Street. It 
will open year round beginning 
in May 1988, featuring gifts, 
specialty foods and gift baskets. 
Jeanne is also the co-founder 
(1987) of the Westhompton 
Cultural Consortium, a member 
ond Board of Directors of the 
Suffolk County Office for 
Women, the co-chair of the Suf- 
folk Sofe Homes Coalition, the 
Director of the Continuing Edu- 
cation Program in the West- 
hompton Beach Public Schools, 
and she worits with her husband. 
Max, who is on attorney. They 
do real estate investments and 
rentals. Their doughter, Lauren, 
is a 1985 graduate of Smith 
College. She is the Associate 
Producer of "Good Morning 
America," and specializes in 
news and politics. She is cover- 
ing the primaries, coucases, and 
conventions leading to the 1988 
presidential elections. Their son, 
Jamie, lives in Chapel HiH, N.C. 
with his band. He is studying 
theoter and writing. 

owns the Westhompton Green- 
ery in N.Y. For the holidoy sea- 



sistont District Attorney with the 
State of Tennessee. 

SUE A. BOSS Boring wants to 
trovel the worid. Presently she is 
active in the singles ministry at 
the First Presbyterian Church in 

Horrisonburg, Vo., has enjoyed 
learning to snow ski and play 
tennis for the past thirty years. 
Skiing has made her learn to 
look forward to winter. 
ANN DENNY Borrington 
spent Christmas in Vo. visiting 
Williamsburg and Mary Bald- 

ham of Houston, Tx., has a son 
John who is in London this 
semester at Queen Mary Col- 
lege. He is in low school in a pilot 
program begun by the Univer- 
sity of Texas School of Low this 
year. The rest of the family spent 
two weeks in London over 
Christmas visiting John. 
ell and her husband Dennis ore 

taking an early retirement. Den- 
nis is selling his business and re- 
tires officially on April 30, 1988. 
They are selling their house and 
moving to the wine country of 
Northern Calif, Sonoma. They 
have been planning to do this 
for almost six years and are 
thrilled to be able to do it so 

NAN CANDLER Freed is en 
joying living in a small town. She 
says Danville's a great place to 
raise a family. She does a lot 
with the local Women's Club of 
Virginia, the YMCA, and a 
peace group. 

MARY WELLS Powell is a 
Professor of Psychology and 
Coordinator of the Graduate 
Program in Industrial/Organi- 
zational Psychology at Appa- 
lachian State University in 
Boone, N.C In 1979, she was 
awarded the Diplomote in 
Training and Development by 
the Personnel Accreditation In- 
stitute. In 1981, she had a NASA 
fellowship at the Longley Re- 
search Center in Hampton, Vo. 
In 1983, she completed a six- 
week program of study at the 
SANNO Institute of Business 
Administration in Tokyo, Japan. 
In 1987, she hod a fellowship to 
participate in the Notional Insti- 
tute on Incorporating Japanese 
Studies into the Undergraduate 
Curriculum. Her biography is 
listed in the current editions of 
Who's Who of American 
Women and Who's Who in the 
South and Southwest. 


Hampton, Va., has gone on the 
Board of Managers of Jackson- 
Field Episcopal Girls Home in 
the past year. 

ley is a member of the Board of 
Directors at Gala Industries in 
Eagle Rock, Va. She is also en- 
joying her granddaughter, Taro 
Marie Justice who is two years 

the President of Investment Club 
in Frederick, Md. She is also very 
active in Garden Club, the 
Bridge Club, and she ploys ten- 
nis and wolb three to four miles 
every day. Her volunteer activi- 
ties include Chairman of Health 
Education Seminars and Chair- 
man of the Planned Parenthood 
Program at the hospital, and she 


works in the hospital thrift shop. 
and her husband have a new 
grandchild, Amanda Crews 
Warrington, born January 10, 
1988. Janice's volunteer activi- 
ties include the Nanticoke Hos- 
pital Auxiliary, and a member of 
the Seoford Golf and Country 
Club Board of Governors. She 
lives in Sonford, Del. 
Westfoll deserves congratula- 
tions on being named a Sales & 
Marketing Council Award win- 
ner. Jackie works for Bowers, 
Nelms & Fonville Realtors in 
Richmond, Va. She has recently 
been recognized for her out- 
standing soles volume of over 
three million dollars in 1987. 

ANNE PIERCE Ansley and 
her friend Becky Ann Artis wrote 
a book entitled. Everybody's 
Vermont. It's all about "What's 
What in the Green Mountain 
State." An article was written up 
on these two authors in The 
Journal-Opinion in Bradford, 
Vermont, December 1987. 
Anne soys that she has learned a 
lot about publishing and re- 

travels a lot with her husband 
James. They keep foreign stu- 
dents through Rotary Interna- 
tional. They live in Louisville, Ky. 
Houston, Tx., soys she is pres- 
ently writing a book suggesting 
that her children will moke it in 
spite of their parents. It is actually 
about her older son, Brigman. 
She is also putting her brush to 

still living on a farm in Rocking- 
ham County, Va. She backpacks 
and is interested in women's ritu- 
als and spirituality. She is also 
active in improving Vo.'s divorce 

very involved in local environ- 
mental groups in Westerly, R.I. 
At the moment, she is President 
of the newly formed Westerly 
Land Trust. Westerly has one of 
the only unspoiled coastlines in 
New England consisting of bar- 
rier beaches and salt water 

tells us that her husband James 
hod surgery for cancer a year 

ago in December. He's hod in- 
tensive chemotherapy from 
January-March 1987. Fortu- 
nately, he is recovered now and 
is back at worl( full time. They live 
in Frederick, Md. 
JANE REID Cunningham says 
that she and her husband Jock 
ore doing great in Roanoke, Va. 
Their oldest son, and daughter 
are married. Their first grand- 
child is on the way. Their daugh- 
ter Betsy graduated Cum Laude 
from Sweet Briar and is curator 
of the Atheneum in Alexandria, 
Vo. (Northern Virginia Fine Arts 
Association). Their youngest 
daughter graduates from high 
school in June. 

ANNE WAIT Gardner says 
that several years ago she hod 
to take her daughter to an eye 
specialist in Houston, Tx. She 
found out later that the doctor is 
the husband of GLENDA 
FOWLER Jones '59. Also, her 
son is good friends with Mason 
Rudolph Jr., son of CAROL 
GRIFFIN Rudolph '59, also on 
MBC buddy. 

SUE RITCHIE Scherff says that 
since her children hove been 
teenagers, she has enjoyed 
playing golf with her husband 
Dick on the weekends, and "the 
girls" on Tuesdays. She lives in 
Sparta, N.J. 

involved with volunteer activities 
concerning Central American 
refugees and peace and justice. 
She lives in Menio Pork, Calif. 
GWEN KENNEDY Neville of 
Georgetown, Tx., published a 
book in July 1987, Kinship and 
Pilgrimage: Rituals of Reunion in 
American Protestant Culture. 
Unfortunately, Gwen is unable 
to attend the 1988 reunion this 
May because she is committed 
to attend an anthropology con- 
ference then. 

Snyder is currently a substitute 
teacher in History and English in 
Dallas, Tx. Her volunteer activi- 
ties include her involvement with 
the University of Texas Liberal 
Arts Foundation Council, Plan II 
Alum Advisory Board, Presi- 
dent's Commission On Fraternal 
Organizations at the University 
of Tx., Sorority Advisory Board 
at SMU, and Principal Selection 
Committee at Highland Park 
High School. 

Waynesboro, Vo., soys that after 
being a widow for seven years 
and teaching school for seven- 

teen years, she has remarried, 
become a housewife, and has 
started all over again with her 
son Tom and her granddaughter 


heim has new position as State 
Coordinator for Peace Links in 

MAY WELLS Jones presented 
paper on the New Orieons 
Federal Theatre Project (1936- 
1939) at the Southwest Theatre 
Association meeting in Son An- 
tonio, Tx. in November 1987. 
May lives in New Orleans. 
LYNN TERRELL Gofford of 
Ft. Worth, Tx., has gone back to 
teaching after twenty-two years 
and is loving it. Her daughters 
are both in college at the Univer- 
sity of Tx. 


RUTH DREWRY Wills now 
serves as Director of Guidance 
at Seven Hills School in Lynch- 
burg, Vo. 

Hayes soys that she and her hus- 
band Richard are fine in Hamp- 
ton, Va. Their son Kelly, 26, lives 
in Hampton. Their son Brett, 24, 
is Credit Officer at Norton Air 
Force Base. 


son tells us that her oldest son is 
taking a worid tour: six months 
to Australia and to Europe. Her 
youngest son is in his first year of 
college. Bunny lives in Silver 
Spring, Md. 

Luck and her freshman room- 
mate from Co., LYNN BUHS 
Preston, along with BECKY 
CANNADAY Merchant will 
be going to South Carolina after 
their MBC reunion. 
is wori<ing full time, managing a 
household, and keeping track of 
her five children in Wilmington, 

Hatcher is spending her twen- 
tieth year in Canada. She is 
taking conversational French 
and enjoying it. She's also a skier 
now. She loves the snow, but 
says that the winter is too long. 
Judith and her husband Peter; 

are now property owners in 
Georgian Boy. 

TERRY GEGGIE Fridley of 
Covington, Vo., is keeping busy 
with her children Gary and 
Mitchell. Cory attended Gover- 
nor's School for Performing Arts 
last summer at Radford. She 
plays two instruments: the flute 
and the banjo. Terry's son just 
went through Ring Figure at VMI 
this past November. 
Nolan is active in "Beyond 
War," a gross roots educational 
foundation working to reduce 
the threat of nuclear war and to 
end all war by learning better 
ways to resolve conflict. She 
serves as on At-Lorge Member 
of the Calif Family Planning 
Council; Board which oversees 
Title X Family Planning Funds 
throughout Calif. She is con- 
cerned about the high incidence 
of teenage pregnancy and is 
working locally with a commit- 
tee to establish a Family Life 
Education curriculum. 
and her husband are involved in 
prison ministry in Wilbroham, 
Mass., which is called REC (Resi- 
dents Encounter Christ). They 
find it incredibly rewarding, 
interesting, and stimulating. 
Through retreats, Bible studies, 
and after prison care, she soys 
that they have seen God per- 
form many miracles. Frances is 
looking forward to the twenty- 
fifth reunion this May. 
PAGE PUTNAM Miller has a 
son David who is an Honors stu- 
dent at Carnegie Mellon. Page 
and her husband ChoHie play 
on the mixed doubles tennis lad- 
der in their neighborhood in 
Silver Spring, Md. 
Luck went on a three week safari 
to Kenya in 1987. With her 
husband's international business 
they get to travel a lot. She has 
been to Egypt four times 
already. She is really enjoying 
her job in executive search in 
Sevema Park, Md. 
JANET BISH Holmes spent 
two years in Jakarta, Indonesia. 
She now lives in Manchester, 

involved with volunteer activities 
such as church, the Director of 
Neighborhood Community 
Association, and Zoo docent in 
San Antonio, Tx. 
LIBBY LINN Troubmon is a 
full time volunteer for the 

"Beyond War Foundation" in 
Son Mateo, Calif. Beyond War is 
non-profit, educational foun- 
dation which has the goal of 
changing the thinking of this 
notion; moving from a depen- 
dency on war to resolve conflicts 
to other alternatives. 


man and her family traveled to 
Japan in April 1988 to visit their 
daughter Alex '90, who is en- 
rolled in MBC Abroad at Kansoi 
University for the Spring term. 
and her family ore all settled in 
their home in Oldwick. Their son 
Jay is freshman at Hampton- 
Sydney College. 


NEWELL is working as a corre- 
spondent for the newspaper in 
Gainesville, Fl. She writes fea- 
tures for the Sunday newspaper. 
Her husband is a Dean at the 
University of Florida. 
has been appointed as Secre- 
tary of Banking for the State of 
Pa. She is the first woman to 
head the Banking Department 
since its creation in the late 

RANDI NUMAN Hodsell en 
joyed visiting MBC in eariy De- 
cember with her youngest 
daughter Karen. Randi's hoping 
she will apply to Mary Baldwin. 
Her other daughter Susan, is a 
freshman at the University of 
Southern California. Rondi and 
her husband Edward, ore about 
to celebrate twenty-four years 
of marriage. 

O'Brien is teaching Anthro- 
pology ond Geology at the 
University of Utah's Museum of 
Natural History in Salt Lake City, 

Lewis is the secretary of the 
Florida Heritage Foundation, a 
docent at the Governor's man- 
sion, and is a homeroom mother 
for two. Ellen and her family 
moved into their dream home in 
Tallahassee, FL, lost August. 


PATTI BILBO Hamp and her 
husband Tom hove been living 

in Michigan now for fifteen 
years. They stay busy with their 
two teenage sons, and the 
weekly magazine they publish. 
They ore building a cottage in a 
small town in the Upper Penin- 
sula of Michigan. 
recognized in March 1987, as 
one of ten Cincinnati Enquirer 
Women of the Year. She con- 
tinues to lead the Mayor's cam- 
paign against drug and alcohol 
abuse, encouraging parent in- 
volvement and Just Soy No 
clubs. Hope also supervised 
some exciting home improve- 
ments: a study-library for her 
husband, and a finished attic 
complete with loft and ladder in 
her daughter's room. 
ANN MORGAN Vickery is 
working harder than ever prac- 
ticing health low at Hogon & 
Hartson in Vienna, Vo., but she 
always has time for hertwo sons, 
Morgan and Philip, and her hus- 
band Ray. 

MARTY PETERS enjoys her 
unique job at the University of 
Florida Low School in Gaines- 
ville, Florida. As the only educa- 
tional psychologist on faculty at 
low school, she has begun a 
program to help law students 
develop stress and time man- 
agement skills. This is the first 
program of its kind in the country 
and Dr. Peters is an expert in this 
stress counseling field. 
She and her husband, a profes- 
sor of law of the University of 
Florida School of Law, spent 
1987 at the University of Aus- 
tralia in Melbourne, he having a 
temporary teoching position 
and she on research leave. Dr. 
Peters has been invited to The 
Vermont College of Law to help 
that College establish what will 
be the second such program in 
the United States. 


soys that she and her family love 
living in Southern Calif Allison is 
sixteen and Scott is eleven. 
Chuck continues to work for 
Xerox OS Western Region Man- 
ager. Elizabeth soys she's in- 
volved with tennis. National 
Assistance League, and Chil- 
drens Hospital of Orange 

was elected Operations Officer 
at NBC Bank in Son Antonio, Tx. 

and her family ore back in 
Woodbridge, Va. Anne still sub- 
stitutes at the local high school 
and tries to find time to do some 
painting. Randolph is at 
National War College. Their 
oldest son is at VMI, their 
youngest is a sophomore in high 



ished her MS at American Uni- 
versity. Brian (14) and Chris (12) 
are doing fine. Brian spent a 
month at the Darwin Station in 
the Galapagos Islands doing re- 
search last summer. He wonts to 
go back ogoin this year. After 
two and a half years in Dayton, 
her husband Art, was trans- 
ferred bock to Washington and 
no longer has to commute. 
'68 has been named Secretary 
of Banking for the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania. She is 
the first woman to be named to 
this position since the position 
was created in 1891. Sarah was 
formerly with Philadelphia 
Notional Bonk. 

Sarah was nominated for the 
position OS Secretary of Banking 
in March, 1987, and is the pri- 
mary regulator of oil chartered 
financial institutions in the State 
of Pennsylvania. 
A native of Winston-Salem, 
North Carolina, Sarah attended 
Mary Baldwin for one year, re- 
ceived a B.A. in Psychology from 
the University of North Carolina 
in Chapel Hill and on MBA from 
the Wharton School, the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. In 1980, 
she became a Chartered Finan- 
cial Analyst. 

Sarah lives in Wyndmoor, 

JUDY BARNEU Dutterer of 
Wilmette, III., is active in Junior 

League, PTA, and the local His- 
torical Society. She has two chil- 
dren, Andrew and Emily. 
is continuing to practice law at 
McGuire, Woods, Battle, and 
Boothe in Richmond. Her hus- 
band is also a lawyer. 
JANE COLLIS Thornton is still 
enjoying Calif. She remains busy 
with volunteer work and with 
her children Bryan (10), Eliza- 
beth (6), and Virginia (2). Small 
world, she says, ANNE 
GOSHORN Crawford '69 
moved to the same community 
this past year. Jane's husband 
has returned to law practice, 
opening the San Francisco of- 
fice of Dempsey, Bostianelli, 
Brown, and Touhey, a Washing- 
ton, D.C. firm. 

has just finished working as a 
costume designer on two televi- 
sion films: "Norman Rockwell's 
Breaking Home Ties" (aired 
Thanksgiving 1987 on ABC), 
and "Little Girl." Joan lives in 
Dallas, Tx. 

continues as a Public Relations 
Consultant in the Boston area. 
Her husband, Sandy, recently 
was invited to join the YPO 
(Young President's Organiza- 
tion). Sydney finally ran into 
MOLLYTARR after seventeen 
years in Boston. 
Brandenburg recently moved 
from Boston proper to Groton, 
Mass. Linda is still teaching in 
Boston. Her son, Lee Joe, is in the 
first grade. 


JANET ERNST Mills says that 
they appreciate being able to 
live in Israel for two years. She 
gets to dig in "the shops" area of 
Byzantine and Roman ruins 
every Monday. But they also 
grieve about all the problems 


ELLEN PORTER Holtman is 
teaching part-time at Virginia 
Western Community College 
and is taking classes at Virginia 
Tech. She is also enjoying 
Girl Scouting with her two 


JANE RAYSON Young is the 
wife of an attorney, Geoff. She is 
the mother and chauffeur of 
Matthew (10) and Logan (6). 
Jane has begun her own busi- 
ness "Collectibles LTD." She 
does catering with a classmate 
LINDA RAHER Jahnig and 
serves as Vice-President of 
Finance of the Junior League of 
Chattanooga. She recently 
chaired a fundraiser for Chatta- 
nooga Bar Auxiliary sponsoring 
the Chambliss Childrens Emer- 
gency Shelter and Enrichment 

has recently been recognized as 
Soles & Marketing Council 
Award winner in Richmond, Va. 
She works for Bowers, Nelms & 
Fonville Realtors and has been 
recognized for her outstanding 
sales volume of over five-hun- 
dred thousond dollars in 1987. 

KAY HEWin Holmes has re- 
tired from teaching in Fort Smith, 
Ark., to take time outto enjoy her 
two adopted sons, Christopher 
and Stephen. Her hobbies re- 
volve around hand-work: 
needlepoint, cross-stitch, and 

and her husband John, have 
been taking several cruises to 
the Carribbean and Bermuda. 
They live in Silver Spring, Md. 
Roberts enjoys snow and water 
skiing. She went on a hot air 
balloon ride last fall. She and 
herfamily live in Burlington, N.C 
that in addition to her consulting 
practice, she has a small music 
company; she has produced 
and recorded on album of New 
Age Folk music and she has pub- 
lished two books. She lives in 
Washington, D.C. 
GINGER MUDD Galvez and 
her husband Jose continue to 
work on their seventy-year old 
house in Balitmore, Md., which 
she says is an endless project. 
Her writing business has built up 
substantially over the past two 
years, and she greatly enjoys 
teaching video P.R. to adult stu- 
dents at Goucher College. 
Oglesby of Richmond, Virginia 

soys that SUSAN BU- 
CHANAN Jacob, her daugh- 
ters Emily and Jennifer of 
France, and Susan's father came 
to visit her for an afternoon in 
June 1987. They had a won- 
derful time together, but Randy 
soys that it was not neoriy long 

co-authoring on authorized 
biography of The Honorable 
Robert R. Merhige. Margaret 
lives in Richmond. 
Droucker does substitute teach- 
ing, is the chairman of the Deer- 
park Neighbors Association, 
and the President of a babysit- 
ting co-op. She lives in Mat- 
thews, North Carolina. 
DLER has recently moved to 
Houston, Tx. from N.Y. City. 
recently been promoted to 
Senior Vice President of Con- 
sumer Business for NCNB. 
Punkie has been a Chapel Hill 
City executive with NCNB since 
early 1986. Prior to that, she 
was responsible for all of the 
bank's Raleigh branches. In her 
new position, she will be respon- 
sible for all consumer business in 
the Wake County, Durham, 
Chapel Hilol, and Handerson, 
North Carolina areas. Punkie 
lives in Raleigh. 



MALISSA HIGH Kilpotrick 
and her family continue to live in 
Geilenkirchen, Germany where 
her husband is head of a U.S. 
clinic at the NATO facility there. 
Malissa says that after these six 
years in Europe, they plan to 
return to the United States this 

MARY LEA SNYDER is living 

in San Francisco, Calif She re- 
cently visited with BETSY 
BOGGS '76 in N.Y. City. 

Reisch and her husband have 
moved back to Richmond. 
an Assistant Vice President and 
Commercial Loan Officer with 
Jefferson National Bonk. 
LYNN AMADOR Gotay has 
been married for nine years 
now and has a two and a half 
year old son, Mark. Her hus- 
band owns on Arts and Crafts 
store in Old San Juan. They plan 
to move to Florida in a year or 


BETSY BOGGS is working as 
a commercial interior designer 
in N.Y. City. She is responsible 
for the St. James Broadway 
Theatre renovation which was 
published in the September 
1987 issue of Interior Design 

Our sincere sympathy to 
following the death of her hus- 
band last July. Patricia and her 
three children, Jennifer, Tommy, 
and Margaret Elizabeth are 
moving back to Virginia. 
ALLISON HALL Blaylock has 
our sincere sympathy for the 
death of her husband, Leonard, 
on February 8, 1988. Allison 
and her three children live in 
Houston, Tx. 



nix is living in Raleigh, N.C. withi 
her husband Stuart, and her 
two-and-a-half year old twins. 
Bo and Elisha. Patricia has her 
own advertising agency. She '& 
active in the Raleigh Junior 
League, Triangle Make-A-Wish; 
Mothers of Multiples, and the 
National Association of Pro- 
fessional Soles Women. Her 
husband is employed at Fails 
Management Institute as a con-, 
sultant in the mergers and ac- 
quisitions division. 


ished her MBA in June 1987 
from Michigan State University 
in the Advance Management 
Program. An article was pub- 
lished in the business section of 
the Detroit Free Press lost April 
regarding employing women in 
management positions. It men- 
tioned Sally and Mary Baldwin 
in it. 

PAM WILLIAMS Butler and 
her family will be making a trip 
to Grand Cayman this winter. 
77 and John Lenahan in N.Y. 
in December for a fun-filled 

LISA HOWARD Grose and 
her husband Robert are enjoy- 
ing life in Syracuse, N.Y., but 
they do hope to move south 
again someday. They are look- 
ing forward to the reunion in 

works as o childbirth educator 
for the Lamaze Childbirth Asso- 
ciation of Greater Detroit, and is 
also a member of the Interna- 
tional Childbirth Education 
Association and the American 
Nurse's Association. She and 
•ler husband enjoy cross country 
ikiing and they are both avid 

LAURIE scon Bass and her 
husband Travis moved from At- 
lanta to Summerville, South Car- 
olina a few days after Christmas. 
Ga.-Pacific transferred Travis to 
Holly Hill, S.C. They ore looking 
forward to spending several 
l^ears in a small town and taking 
advantage of their proximity to 
the coast. 

)aum says that she and her hus- 
land Erik have moved five times 
n their married life; hopefully 
hey ore in Va. to stay now. They 
ive in Charlottesville. 
:AR0L PAUL Powell has 
noved into a new house in Kon- 
las City, and has been woricing 
or the National Collegiate Ath- 
etic Association for the past 

find time to work on a doc- 
oral dissertation in between 
eaching. She soys that she is 
jnding out that teaching is not 
^uite as easy as she had always 
bought it would be. She also 
vorb with the women's tennis 
earn during their season. She 
ives in West Point, New York. 
iays that aerobics and singing 
with the "League Notes" at Rich- 

mond nursing homes keeps her 
busy. Her husband will begin 
practicing Cardiology in Rich- 
mond at the McQuire Clinic this 

doing minor repairs on a house, 
playing mixed doubles tennis 
with ALTA team in Atlanta, and is 
spending time at her summer 
house on Lake Hartwell in South 

MELINDA LEE Reed soys she 
wishes she would attend the 
1988 reunion, but she is expect- 
ing her second child around the 
16th of May. She lives in Oak- 
ton, Virginia. 

cently moved to Atlanta, Go. 
and she soys she loves it. 
MER Jones bought a new house 
and is trying to become a home- 
maker. She has become an al- 
pine and cross country skier, and 
still loves to travel a bit when her 
husbond is on breaks from law 



LISA ROWLEY is changing 
careers and is no longer in 
banking. She is working for the 
Office of the Attorney General 
of Virginia and hopes to attend 
law school next year. She says 
her wori< and her friends keep 
her very busy. 

graduated from low school in 
May, 1987, and is an associate 
with Gess, Mottingly, Sounier 
and Atchison. She lives in Lex- 
ington, Kentucky. 



ford is a news editor for KNT 
News Wire, Knight-Ridder 
Newspaper's wire service in 
Washington, D.C. She was 
promoted to news editor in Oc- 
tober 1987. 

worics as a reference assistant in 
the Reading Room of the Folger 
Shakespeare Library and is cur- 
rently serving on on exhibition 
committee which is preparing an 
exhibition of the drawings of C. 
Walter Hodges on the play- 
houses of Shakespeare's time. 

earned her Ph.D. in Christian 
Ethics in May 1987. She is the 
Assistant Professor of Religion at 
Pacific Lutheran University. She 
lives in Madison, New Jersey. 
her husband Wally, and their 
daughter Sydney Erin recently 
moved into a new home which 
has kept them all very busy. 
Martha and Wally ore expect- 
ing their second child in June. 
AMY TRACY Ingles and her 
husband Breckenridge moved 
to Gloucester County, Va., over 
the summer and are enjoying 
life in the country. She is teach- 
ing kindergarten in Matthews 
County and her husband is prac- 
ticing low with Martin, Hicks, and 

rently enrolled at the George 
Mason University Low School in 
Northern Virginia. 
been elected banking officer at 
Wachovia Bonk and Trust in Ra- 
leigh, N.C. She is personal 
banker and branch operations 

be married in '89. 


currently enjoying her work as 
Research Biochemist at 
Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
located along the beautiful 
shores of La Jolla Cove. 
a Sales Representative for 
Hooker Furniture and Virginia 
House Furniture in Northern 
California. She was on the 
Board of Directors of the Fumi- , 
ture Reps Association in North- 

ern California for 1985 and 
1986. In 1985 she was the 
Chairman of Charities and in 
1986 she was Chairman of En- 

LYNN BURRIS Broohe has 
just opened a second aerobic 
dance studio; "Contours, Ltd.," in 
the Shiriington Shopping Center 
in Arlington, Va. She says stop 
by and soy hello if you live in the 
Northern Vo./D.C. area. 
WICZ is engaged and will be 
getting married in February 
1989. She might be moving to 
Boulder, Co. in 1989 also. 
and her family are presently liv- 
ing in Virginia Beach. Her hus- 
band Robbie is still in the Navy. 


SHARON HAYES is going to 

spend this year in Israel. She is 
tentatively planning to attend a 
yeshira in Jerusalem. The trip is 
to enhonce the spiritual part of 
her education that she began at 
Mary Baldwin. 

joined United Carolina Bank's 
trust group in Raleigh as trust 
representative. She is a 1987 
graduate of the Campbell Uni- 
versity School of Low. 
nus and her husband Patrick ore 
planning to move back to the 
Old Dominion next June. Mary 
soys that life in New England has 
been an experience, but they 
wish that more Mary Baldwin 
friends would visit them. 
in her third year working as the 
Estee Lauder Account Coordi- 
nator for Miller and Rhoods De- 
partment Stores in Va. She still 
loves it. She does a lot of travel- 

first grade teacher at Palmyra 
Elementary School. She lives in 
on apartment in Charlottesville, 

SHARON JOBE Jones has 
received an appointment by 
Governor Baliles to be a mem- 
ber of the new Child Doy Core 
Council for the stote of Va. She 
was elected Vice-Chairman of 
the Council by her peers. 
SON Laughon soys that after 
living in South Dakota, it is cer- 
tainly nice to be back in the 
southeast. She and her husband 

bought an old house in Winston- 
Salem, N.C. and are in the pro- 
cess of restoring it. 

Campbell is planning to teach 
high school biology for a few 
years, start a family, then go for 
her Ph.D. in Marine Biology. She 
lives in Ewing, New Jersey. 
Megg Potter Roder '83 has 
joined United Carolina Bank as 
a trust representative. Megg at- 
tended Peace College, Mary 
Baldwin College, and is a 1987 
graduate of Campbell University 
of Law. 


Attending the wedding of Lynley Rosanelli '84 and Harry Hathaway 
Warner, Jr. in October 1987 were: front row (l-r) Laura Kerr '84, Kothy 
Anderson Good '84, Liz Anderson '86, Lynley Warner (bride). Sue 
Shellenberger '84, Dona Talley Nettles '84. Standing (l-r) Jackie Skinner 
'84, Jennifer Lambert Sisk '84, Mary O. Pollard '84, Ginger McBride '84, 
Sydney Wood Bruni '84, Millie Parr Manley '84, Horry Warner, Martha 
Smith '84, Cheryl Garrett '84, Gini Gates DiStanislao '84, and Kothy 
Fauster '84. 

Lynley and Harry ore now living in Clarksville, Tenn. where he is a 
lieutenant in the U.S. Army. 


graduated from the University of 
Virginia in May with Master of 
Urban and Environmental Plan- 
ning degree. 

Prince and her husband Randy 
are moving to Raleigh, N.C. 
Margaret has been attending 
N.C. State University and plans 
to continue in the Sociology 
graduate program to pursue a 
Ph.D. Randy is a professional 

MARY HOCKMAN is living 
in Sheperdstown, West Va. pres- 
ently and works in the marketing 
of library automation systems. 
cently got married to Frank Grif- 
fith Dow who graduated from 
Va. Military Institute in 1985. 
'86 attended the wedding. He- 
len and Frank are presently liv- 
ing in Richmond, and they are 
still busy trying to get settled. 
Helen works for Sobatini-Winn, 
CPA's, and has recently passed 
all four parts of the CPA exam. 
Her husband is employed by 
Kenbridge Building Systems as a 
civil engineer. 


employed at Autex Fibers, Inc. 
OS a Customer Service Supervi- 
sor in Front Royal, Va. 
the MBA program at Ohio State 
University. She is currently look- 
ing for a summer internship. 

living in N.Y., but she has de- 
cided to move back to Dallas. 
She hopes to continue working 
for Sheorson Lehman Brothers 
in Dallas and she plans to do a 
lot of volunteer work for the city. 
be Chief Justice for the moot 
court competition this semester 
at SMU Law School. 
and her husband Joe, live in Ann 
Arbor, Michigan while Joe is in 
the University of Michigan's 
graduate school in Mechanical 
Engineering. He'll be graduating 
in April and then they will be 
moving bock home to Fort Bel- 

voir. Right now Cindy is a full 
time mother with a part-time job 
at an information transfer com- 
pany. When she comes back 
home, she plans to go to gradu- 
ate school to get her masters in 
psychological research. 
SUSAN BROYLES is attend 
ing The Art Institute of Atlanta 
and planning to major in Interior 
Design. She worked previously 
for The Art Center and Sloan 
Deweese Interiors in Va. Beach. 
pleted her M.A. in General/ 
Experimental Psychology at 
Hollins College. She's currently 
working toward a Ph.D. in 
Counseling Psychology at Va. 
Commonwealth University. She 
expects to complete this by July 

that her husband is now a Major 
in the Army, currently serving in 
Turkey. She decided to stay be- 
hind and is now taking a few 
courses for her pleasure. 
CHRIS BAYLOR spent most 
of the summer after graduation 
travelling across the country. 
She says, you name it and she 
sow it. She now lives in Norfolk, 

SUSAN EASLER is enjoying 
her job as an Account Executive 
for the Denbigh Gazette in 
Newport News, Vo. It is pro- 
duced by the Chesapeake Pub- 
lishing Company and owned by 
Whitney Communications. Su- 
san has puppy that she has 
been taking to obedience 
school. The puppy has won 
some dog show awards as o 

Kendall has accepted a summer 
associate position at Mays & 
Valentine in Richmond, and 
Moupin, Taylor, Ellis, & Adams in 
Raleigh, N.C. for the summer. 
She and her husband John just 
got back from a two week trip to 
Europe; they went skiing in Aus- 
tria and sightseeing in Germany 

and Denmark. 

MARSHA SMITH has been 
named public relations rep- 
resentative for BASF Corpora- 
tion Fibers Division. She is based 
in Williamsburg, Va. Marsha will 
serve as editor of the BASF infor- 
mation newspaper and will as- 
sist in other public relations 

KAREN AMES Dittomo of Ft. 
Wainwright says she and her 
husband ore training a lobrodor 
retriever to help out with the 
hunting available there in the 
cold north-lands of Alaska. 
marrried to Ronald Scott Smith 
who is a James Madison Univer- 
sity graduate. He is a computer 
programmer/analyst for Tech- 
motics Inc. in Crystal City. 
chair of the MBC N.Y. Alumnae 

volved with the Junior League 
and she has taken up golf in 
Rockville, Maryland. 



now woHcing as an Actuarial As- 
sistant for the Wyott Company in 
Memphis, Tennessee. 
UURAD.RUHL is attending 
Mary Baldwin for one more 
semester in order to obtain her 
teaching certificate. She will be 
entering the Adult Degree Pro- 
gram in January 1988, and will 
be living in Chariottesville. 
TRACY BURKS is currently 
living with WINNIFRED 
GRAVELY in Atlanta and they 
both love it there. They have 
made a lot of contacts. 
KAREN COLAW is workinc 
for Sovran Financial Corpora 
tion OS a Management Associ- 
ate and currently serving a: 
acting assistant manager in the 
Woodstock, Vo. branch. She i: 
also getting involved in worl 
with the Jaycees. 


«ARY HUTCHESON Priddy '69 and husband, a daughter, Mary 
V\offett Priddy, November 18, 1987. 

lOBIN LESLIE SPENCE 71 and husband, a son, Clifford Spence 
.uccs, March 18, 1987. 

KATHLEEN THOMASSON Bagby 73 and husband, a son, David 
\damsBagby, August 19, 1987. 

CAROL HUTCHINS Nietmann 74 and husband, o son, James 
Carlisle Nietmann, November 5, 1987. 

HALISSA HIGH Kilpatricl< 74 and husband, a daughter, Elizabeth 
Forrey, December 12, 1987. 

LEIGH YATES Farmer 74, and Stuart, a daughter, Lucy Page, 
February 20, 1988. 

PRINCE CARR Norfleet 76 and Ed, a son, Edward Bamford Nor- 
fleet, Jr., September 19, 1987. 

LEIGH HAMBLIN Gordon 78 and Mark, a daughter, Mary Alex- 
ander, May 22, 1987. 

EILEEN ANDERSON Stephens 79 and Mark, a daughter, Caroline 
Byrd Anderson Stephens, October 31, 1987. 

JANE HARCUS Hill 79 and husband, a daughter, Kirsten Lee Hill, 
December 10, 1987. 

GRETCHEN BINARD Wavell 79 and Ken, a son, Kenneth Edv^ard 
HI, June 19, 1987. 

ELLEN LEANN PHILPOT Ingle '80 and Don, a son, Lee Stonsell, 
October 14, 1987. 

ELIZABETH UPDEGRAFF Vardell '80 and husband, a daughter, 
Elizabeth Brooks Vardell, November 15, 1987. 

WHITNEY MARKLEY Denmon '81 and husband, a son, James 
Whitney Denman, December 7, 1987. 

JENNIFER HALL Costello '82 and Robbie, a son, Ian Robert, 
November, 1987. 

DANA FLANDERS McPherson '82 and husband, a son, Richard 
Fontaine McPherson III, March 17, 1988. 

KATE CAMPBELL Sowers '85 and Richard, a daughter, Megan 
Alexandra, September 17, 1987. 

CINDY MITCHELL DeKeyrel '86 and Joe, a daughter, Ashton 
Mitchell, October 12, 1987. 

KAREN AMES Dittomo '86 and Michael, a daughter, Caroline 
Marie, December 31, 1987. 


ELEANOR JAMISON '42 to Sidney M. Supple, October 1 0, 1 987. 
PAGE PUTNAM '63 to Charles Davis, summer, 1987. 

SUSAN TRAIN '69 to William Burgess Feoron, December 1 2, 1 987. 

DIANA PHINNEY '73 to Stephen B. Tucker, May 3, 1987. 

SUSAN WILLIAMS '75 to Mr. Sharp, December 12, 1987. 

SUZANNE HIGGINS '75 to Joseph O'Molley, Jr., September 1 9, 

ELIZABETH BOGGS '76 to David Freund, April 30, 1987. 

JANE BRAMMER '78 to William Jones, August 15, 1987. 

ALETHEA PATE '81 to James M. Dunbar, November 14, 1987. 

PAM STEPHENS '82 to Terry Rose, September 26, 1987. 

SHANNON BRISCOE '83 to Dr. David Campbell, June 6, 1987. 

LYNN WHITFIELD Lewis '83, April 23, 1988 in Rocky Mount, N.C. 

DIANE HOUDRET '83 to James Edward John III, September 20, 

SUSAN PARKER '83 to John Parr Drean, August 1, 1987. 

LYNLEY ROSANELLI '84 to Harry Hathaway Warner, Jr., October 
24, 1987. 

HELEN DOUGLAS '84 to Frank Griffith Dow, December 1 9, 1 987. 

MAURA KELLEY '85 to Thomas Brent Higginbotham, October 10, 

DONNA CASON '86 to Ronald Scott Smith, November 27, 1987. 

CINDY MITCHELL '86 to Joe DeKeyrel, July 1986. 

MELISSA BAILEY '87 to Herman Hogston, November, 1987. 

KATHY WAGNER '87 to John B. Christian IV, January 10, 1987. 


MARY WELLS '02, November 30, 1987. 
MARY FLOYD BELL James '21, December 4, 1987. 
MARY WARNER Long '27, December 5, 1987. 
HELEN CARLETON Wallace '28, January 17, 1987. 
DOROTHY BRAND Sims '28, December 26, 1 987. 
VIRGINIA DICKERSON Francisco '30, February 20, IS 
MARY BORDEN WALLACE Lee '34, August 1, 1987. 
DOROTHY BEAR Roach '36, December 4, 1987. 
FRANCES WILSON Glover '37, May 30, 1987. 
JEAN RAMSEY Johnson '60, June 7, 1987. 




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Refirinq members of the Alumnae Board: Top: Lindsay 
Ryland"^Gouldthorpe '73, Martha Masters Ingles '69, 6ini 
Gates DiStanislao '84, Byrd Williams Abbott '64, Jo Anne 
Hoffman Jay '70, Meg Ivy Crews '74, and Martha Barnett 
Beal '53. Not pictured, Shirley Frey Morris '71, Catherine 
Jolley Kerr '80, Cecile Cage Wavell '45, and Ann Renee 
Garrett '86. 

Alumnae Directories 

MBC Alumnae Directories are here. 
You con order one by sending a check 
payable to the Mary Baldwin College 
Alumnae Association for $22.00. Only 
a limited supply is available, and a 
new directory will not be published 
until 1992. So, order yours now and get 
in touch with all of those old 

The directories are arranged into 
three types of listings: 

• Alphabetical listing: cross 
referenced by both current and 
student name. 

• Class listing: by student name (with 
current name in parentheses). 

• Geographical listing: by student 
name (with current name in 




The following slate of officers and members- 
at-large will be presented for election at the 
annual meeting of the Mary Baldwin College 
Alumnae Association on May 21, 1988. This 
slate is published in compliance with the 
Association's Constitution and by-laws. 

Officers Elect 


Vice President 

Anita Thee Graham '50 
Columbia, South Carolina 

Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 
Burlington, North Carolina 

Vice President Ray Castles Uttenhove '6i 

Annual Giving Atlanta, Georgia 

Vice President JoAnne Reich '87 

Finance Bridgewater, New Jersey 

Members-At-Large — Class of 1991 

Anne Sims Smith '45, Staunton, Virginia 
Betsy Newman Mason '69, Norfolk, Virginia 
Kathy Myers Faust '67, Raleigh, North 

Susan Johnson High '62, Maple Glen, 

SaUy Armstrong Bingley '60, Richmond, 

Kate Gladden Schultz '72, Winchester, 

Mary Jim Moore Quillen '72, Birmingham, 

Janie Huske Satterfield '70, Richmond, 

Linda Martin Graybill '83, Lookout Mountain, 

SaUy Dorsey Danner '64, Atlanta, Georgia 
Cynthia Knight Wier '68, Houston, Texas 
Suzie Maxzon-Maltz '75, Scarsdale, New York 



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Each piece includes a hand-painted scene of the 
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MBC seal marked in color on 1 5" x 1 5" canvas. Persian 
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Who's Who Honors 19 Students 

Above and Beyond 

Who's Who Among Students in American 
Colleges and Universities has honored 
19 students (see sidebar) for their com- 
munity and scholastic achievements. 
Dr. Heather Wilson, Dean of Students and chairman 
of the College- wide selection committee for Who's 
Who, said the committee was looking for "breadth of 
experience" in the 45 nominated students. Three 
categories carried equal weight in the selection pro- 
cess: academics, community service, and extra-curric- 
ular activities. 

Mary Baldwin College offers a multitude of leader- 
ship opportunities in which most students participate. 
These students elected to Who's Who, however, have 
gone beyond participation. They have committed 
themselves in a significant way to the advancement of 
the College and community while maintaining aca- 
demic excellence. Here is an introduction to a few of 

Pinkerton Dawn Agnor '88 (Dawn), of Staunton, 
Virginia, has majors in both chemistry and biol- 
ogy, a minor in Spanish, and is certified in 
emergency medical technology. Medical school is in 
her future but she plans on working in the chemical 
industry for a break from school. 

Curiosity seems to be one of Dawn's strongest quali- 
ties, she says, "I've always been interested in biology, 
but it seems I'm interested in everything. Sometimes I 
feel like a perpetual student. I could have been an 
English major and been equally interested. I can't 
remember when I had a normal course load, because 
there have always been so many courses I couldn't 
pass up even though 
they weren't required 
for my majors. For ex- 
ample, I never intended 
on being a chemistry 
major. It's sort of a 
love/hate relationship. 
Chemistry was so hard 
for me, yet I loved the 
challenge. And Span- 
ish, well, I just declared 
it as a minor this year. 
I never planned on 
learning Spanish either, 
but I like it, so now it's a 

From age 15 through her freshman year at MBC, 
Dawn was a volunteer at Western State Hospital, and 
she attributes to these experiences her determination 
to attend medical school. "I worked mostly with geri- 
atric patients and I helped with recreational, occupa- 
tional, and pet therapies. I acquired a lot of insight 
during my time spent there. 1 was so shy when I 
started, but I was able to open up to those people," she 

As a day student. Dawn lived off campus for her 
first two years at MBC. Although she welcomed the 
quiet, comfortable home setting, sometimes problems 
would arise. "I was taking organic chemistry and my 
parents wanted me home for dinner. We all made 
compromises," she says. 

When Dawn became a resident advisor for the Pro- 
gram for the Exceptionally Gifted, she moved on cam- 
pus and worked directly with the PEG students. "It 
really was a challenge," she says, "They're sharp 
students, they don't miss a thing. Because we lived in 
the same building, I felt the responsibility of being a 
constant role model for them. I learned a lot seeing 
how they work as a group, and being a part of that 
whole has helped me grow." 

Serving as president to Omicron Delta Kappa, a 
national leadership honor society, has also been one of 
Dawn's accomplishments. 

Dawn served as chair and co-chair to the Honorj 
Scholar's Society, and she helped to establish the' 
Honor Scholar's House. "There are about 65 honor 
scholars who all have access to the House. We have 
both a study room and computers. I believe we've' 
managed to get more honors scholars involved be- 
cause having the house offers a quiet place for them to 
study," says Dawn. 

As a member of the fencing team. Dawn has com- 
peted in the United States Fencing Association's state 
competition. "Learning to fence isn't so difficult. The 
difficult part is progressing beyond the basics," she 
says. When she graduates she plans to continue her 
fencing as a hobby. 

Some other of Dawn's activities and honors include 
vice-president and treasurer for the American Chem 
ical Society, vice-president and treasurer for the Da)' 
Students' Association, Dean's List, Honor's List, lotj 
Sigma Pi, Phi Alpha Theta, Student Representative tc 
EPC, Volunteer E.R. at Kings Daughter's Hospital 
Lab Assistant for the Chemistry Department, and Bet; 
Beta Beta. 


Carol King '88, of Staunton, has earned all her 
credits through the Adult Degree Program, 
currently holds a GPA of 4.0, and will graduate 
his year with a double major in History and Spanish. 
Ihe says "Please, don't be upset if 1 say it's been fun!" 
Carol has overcome the special problems of an adult 
tudent who is making the transition from her life 
lefore college to a situation where the CoUege has 
aken over her Ufe. "When 1 started, my confidence 
vas so low because I hadn't attended school for so 
ang. During that first class I almost got up and left. I 
lidn't tell anyone I was attending other than my 
lusband. 1 wanted to wait and see how I'd do," she 

Setting priorities is something all students must do 
n order to keep up with both their social and academic 
ives. Carol believes her family has always been and 
vill always be her first priority. She says, "There has 
be something else that goes along with my first 
jriority, my family. 1 wasn't as involved with my two 
ions' lives as I had been because they were growing 
ip, and although 1 was heavily involved with the 
iistoric Staunton Foundation and other volunteer 
proups, 1 needed something else. I didn't want to be a 
:linging mother, and while 1 held on to my children as 
ong as possible, I realized it's hard to let go if they're 
iU you have. My going to college really helped me 
et go." 

When Carol realized she couldn't do it all, some of 
ler activities had to be 
5ut on hold to make 
room for new ones. "1 
lad to draw the line 
somewhere," she says. 
'I couldn't do it all. 
Like some students say 
No, 1 can't go to W&L 
lOnight,' 1 had to say 
No 1 can't go to lunch, 
§0 shopping, and at- 
tend all of these meet- 
ngs.' College became 
the other priority. 1 
really miss some of my 
friends who I don't see 
nauch of because I'm so 
mvolved in school." 
Carol sat through the 

Who's Who 
in the Making 

The Who's Who Among Students program 
exists as a testimony to the idealism and 
the dedication to make an ideal into reality 
of H. Pettus Randall, Jr. (August 23, 1911- 
April 25, 1976). 

In 1934, as an undergraduate student at the 
University of Alabama soon to be entering law 
school, Pettus Randall was tapped into various 
campus honor societies. Having been an out- 
standing student in every area of campus 
endeavor, he valued these honors bestowed by his 
alma mater. 

However, with a poor farming community back- 
ground hit hard by the Depression, he was unable 
to accept these honors because membership dues 
and initiation fees would have imposed further 
financial burden. 

He discussed this financial drawback to honors 
programs with the university president at that 
time. Dr. George Denny. As a result of such 
conversations, Pettus Randall conceived an honors 
program whereby outstanding students are 
recognized and accepted for their accomplish- 
ments without required dues or fees. 

While still in his campus years, he created Who's 
Who Among Students in American Universities & 
Colleges: a distinguished biographical volume 
honoring the nations most noteworthy students of 
tiigher learning. 

As a law student, Pettus Randall struggled to 
gain acceptance of this new concept in university 
recognition programs. He and his wife comprised 
the entire staff for several years in the beginning. 
As one prominent educator remarked, "If a bright 
young student had an idea like Who's Who Among 
Students today he would probably get a govern- 
ment grant to implement the idea. It must have 
been a monumental task during the Depression." 

After graduation from law school, Pettus 
Randall entered the business community and 
founded a number of successful companies. His 
heart and efforts remained with the Who's Who 
Among Students program. It was his dream which 
he struggled for and brought into existence. Who's 
Who Among Students in American Unii'ersities & 
Colleges is a tradition which continues as a 
testimony to one man's dedication and his 
willingness to work to make an ideal a reality. 

Copyright © 1988 by 
Who's Who Among 
Students in American 
Universities & Colleges. 
First appeared in Who's 
Who Among Students in 
American Universities & 
Colleges. Reprinted by 

same lectures and labs, had the same requirements, 
and believes the course work was equally hard for her 
as for other students, and in the case of math and 
science, harder. "I was a reader, and even though I 
read the best seller novels, 1 was stiU reading. This 
helped me in the language courses. However, the 
science and the math courses were very difficult for 
me because these aren't skills 1 used in every day life," 
she explains. 

Carol's plans for the near future are academic. To 
begin more intensive study, she plans on spending 
this May Term in Madrid with Dr. Ely, but Carol 
doesn't believe this is enough for her. "I want to go to 
graduate school and get a Masters in Spanish. I don't 
have a specific career in mind, I want to learn Spanish. 
This is why I'm going to study in Madrid for more than 
the program's three weeks, I think maybe 10-12 
weeks. My husband Q. Darwin King) and two sons are 
going to come over," she says. 

Paula Lee Srigley '88, a Marketing Communica- 
tions major from Orange, California, has been 
involved in the communications department 
since her freshman year. She says, "For me, being in 
Who's Who is like receiving a pat on the back for all the 
hard work I've done here at the College. I've been so 
involved in the communications department because 1 
see so much potential there. I'm a workaholic, I know I 
am, but the only thing that suffers is my social life. I 
simply don't have one." 

As a student representative to the Communications 
Task Force, Paula has worked with faculty, staff and 
administrators to develop a plan for the communica- 
tions disciphne which 
would serve to bene- 
fit the entire MBC 
community. "Several 
people realized the 
potential of the com- 
munications discipline. 
Through a lot of time, 
research, financial as- 
sistance and luck, Mary 
Baldwin College is now 
the home of one of the 
finest communications 
institutes in the coun- 
try. I, of course, don't 
take responsibility for 
all the changes that have taken place in the communi- 
cations discipline. The leadership I have displayed has 
been in faith, dedication, hard work and promotion of 
the department to other students. I just hope that 
because of my involvement, I have been able to help 

A student assistant to the Communications Institute 
would typically work on the Apple desktop publish- 
ing system but Paula admits she hardly ever actually 
does the work anymore because she spends so much 
time instructing other students. She says, "It's a com- 
pliment to me that people call me when they need 
something. Not only do I help other students and 
professors with the computer, but I also do a lot of 
work for departments other than communications. 
I'm trying to integrate the communications depart- 
ment with the other disciplines. 1 think everyone can 
profit from the equipment at the Communications 

As president of Baldwin Advertising Association, 
the only chapter of the American Advertising Confed- 
eration at a women's college, Paula has seen the orga- 
nization grow to 21 members in its first year. Of the 
students involved in the AAC, Paula says, "They 
come from many fields like art, psychology and En- 
glish. 1 really wanted to make the organization acces- 
sible to all disciplines, not only to communications 

Paula also worked as a publishing assistant at the 
California State University, Irvine. "I learned about 
the real production process which includes writing, 
typesetting, design and layout, and working with 
printers. There are so many details in each stage of 
production, with desktop publishing some of these 
stages like typesetting are almost skipped. It sort of all 
happens together." 

Through an externship with the development of- 
fice for the English National Opera, Paula helped plan 
a strategy and a time line for their annual fund. Now in 
the process of completing a second externship with 
MBC's development office, Paula is convinced that 
institutional advancement is the field in which she 
would like to work. 

Some of Paula's other activities and achievements 
include manager of the MBC college radio, chairper- 
son of the pubhcations board, teaching assistant to 
advertising and radio production, member of the Stu- 
dent Senate, student assistant to the theatre depart- 
ment, honor scholar, and varsity tennis. 

Misty Ann Sweet '88, political science major 
from Lanexa, Virginia, has been involved 
with her interest in law as founder and 
chairman of the Pre-Law Society, and she views this as 
being her "most important contribution" to MBC. She 
says, "So many students at MBC are curious about 
careers in law. Now they can unite their efforts, share 
information about LSAT preparation, take group 
tours together, and work on reducing anxiety. Also, 
our club is currently trying to organize state efforts foi 
a moot court competition in Virginia." I 

Misty is also the chairman of the Young Democrats,] 
a group which offers an opportunity for students tc 
learn about and participate in politics, conventions, 
rallies, and social activities with political clubs at sur 
rounding colleges. "What I really want to do is pro 
mote political awareness. Most people want to sit bad 
and comment on what has happened in the past rathe: 
than become involved in forming what happens in thf 
present and future. I believe they're apathetic becausf 
they don't see the direct results of their actions, anc 
they don't believe what they do will really matter." 

During an internship with the Roanoke City Com 
monwealth Attorney's office. Misty learned she i: 
much more interested in criminal law than in corpo 
rate law. "I like the feeling in the courtroom. Makinj, 
the system work from day to day is important to me 
For instance, making sure the victims receive comperi 
sation and protection. Also, I like knowing that wi 
have due process in this country. Yes, I realize ther 
are injustices. Mostly, this makes me sad." 

About law school Misty says, "It's important to m 
that Mary Baldwin doesn't have a pre-law majoi 
What I've learned here is how to read well, analyz 
what I've read and write about it. These basic skill 

give me the confidence I 
Mhave in taking and 
passing the LSAT. I 
think the hardest part of 
the LSAT will be the 
logic games, but I'm 
prepared because of my 
Mary Baldwin edu- 
cation. " 

Misty will also com- 
plete a minor in Wom- 
en's Studies. Her 
interest lies mostly in 
the history of women 
and she believes her 
'course work has given 
her a greater under- 
standing of women and their achievements 
I "Being involved in Women's Studies hasn't made 
me any more or less a feminist, but it has given me a 
more well-rounded education. Typically, our edu- 
cation is focused on men and their achievements. I 
don't think it's as simple as that. Women have also 
accomphshed great things. It's just that they aren't 
often included in our education," she says. 

This year Misty is also a house president, an honor 
scholar and a member of the Honor Scholar Society. 
She has been a Student Senate representative, intra- 
mural representative, on the honors list, and was a 
student assistant to the history department and a 
student assistant to the computer science department. 
The commitment of these students is truly represen- 
tative of the 19 chosen by "Who's Who." Mary Bald- 
win offers the opporhmity for these achievements and 
the breadth of experience which is a characteristic of 
the College ranked among the highest by students. 
These 19 would excel in any environment. However, 
they chose Mary Baldwin, and the College has ad- 
vanced because of their choice. 

Dawn Pinkerton Agnor 
Major: Biology and 


Ralphetta Glenneze Aker 
Major: Independent: Political 

Tiffany Raye Bevan 
Major: English 

Mary Wilmur Blasser 
Major: Education/Psychology 

Monica Howe Derbes 
Major: English/Theatre 

Mary Melissa Derby 
Major: Marketing 


Denise Ann Dorsey 
Major: Communications, 
Public Relations, 
Asian Studies 

Mary Teresa Hess 
Major: Early Childhood 

Aruie Mcintosh Holland 
Major: History and Asian 

Joan Elizabeth Grasberger 
Major: Psychology/Education 
(Elem. and Special) 

Peggy Lynne Kellam 

Major: Sociology/Sodal Work 

Joanna Lynn Kenyon 
Major: Business 



Carol H. King 

Major: History and Sparush 

Janice Marie Myers 
Major: Business 



Joanne Marie Reich 
Major: Economics/Business 

Michele Arlene Sharpe 
Major: English/Education 

Paula Lee Srigley 
Major: Marketing 


Misty Ann Sweet 
Major: Political Science/ 
Women's Studies 

Melissa Carolyn Warburton 
Major: Chemistry 

Activist Raises Student Awareness 

Education Through Entertainment 

In celebration of Black History Month, nationally 
acclaimed actress and activist, Vinie Burrows 
graced Mary Baldwin College with her perfor- 
mance "Africa Fire!" which retells traditional 
^can myths, folk tales and legends. The following 
lay, Ms. Burrows gave a workshop on racism which 
p-abbed and held each shjdent's attention with as 
nuch power as her fascinating evening performance. 
"Institutional power which affects somebody be- 
ause of their race," is the definition of racism accord- 

ing to Ms. Burrows, who placed special emphasis on 
"power." "The old Indian woman who lives on a 
reservation and hates white people is prejudiced, not 
racist, because she has no power to affect the white 
people," she said. The examples she used were his- 
torical. "The United States was founded on racism. 
Some entire Indian nations were completely extermi- 
nated, and the initial financial stability of our nation 
(remember cotton is king?) was supported by enslav- 
Continued on next page 

Lew Askegaard, associate 
dean of the College with 
Japanese Newspaper 
representatives. Dr. 
Askegaard along with 
Daniel Metraux, assistant 
professor of history and 
Japanese, has been 
instrumental in 
international studies in 
Japan and recruiting 
students to Mary 

Smile, You're on Asahi-TV 

For a few gidciy days in January, MBC was the 
center of Japanese media attention. We were 
visited by four reporters on a "fact-finding" 
tour of American colleges as well as by a TV 
crew from Asahi-TV, one of Japan's four national 
networks. The reporters represented the biggest 
newspapers in Japan as well as Japan's version of the 
Wall Street Journal, a total daily readership of 30 
million people. 

American education has become a hot topic in Japan 
because the devaluation of the dollar has made us a 
bargain (!) and because there's growing acceptance of 
the excellence of American-style higher education. 
The visitors were especially interested in the ability of 
small colleges to provide quality education. In Japan, 
small means 6 or 8 thousand students. 

The TV crew aired three seven-minute segments on 
national TV in Japan focusing on American colleges, 
women's education, and the difference between 
Japanese and American college students. The stu- 
dents in one of Dr. Frank Southerington's English 
classes represented 6 million American college stu- 
dents by their responses to a survey — I hope they 
were representative! 

The visit was arranged by the Sakae Institute of 
Studies Abroad, an organization which places over 
300 Japanese students a year in American colleges, 
including five a year at MBC. The Sakae Institute used 
the visit to publicize the quality of its participating 
institutions in Japan. 

by Dr. Lewis Askegaard 

Continued from previous page 

ing over 60 million Africans in a 300 year period." 

Ms. Burrows then spoke of the Emancipation Proc- 
lamation. She said it didn't actually free the slaves 
because the legacy of enslaving Blacks is being perpet- 
uated through history textbooks, which "force mis- 
conceptions by omission," and mass media, which 
"present the Black people as those who love, eat, and 
do everything else differently." 

Her discussion progressed to the "racist foreign 
policy of the U.S.," with many examples such as "the 
coal mines shutting down in the U.S. leaving so many 
Americans unemployed and eventually homeless 
while the government was importing coal from racist 
South Africa." She also touched upon topics such as 
the education, job opportunities, crime rate, and op- 
pression of Blacks. She emphasized several times that 
the "Third World" countries are actually two-thirds of 
the world, and are not a minority but a "vulnerable 
majority" on earth. 

Ms. Burrows held the workshop on an educational 
level rather than an activist one. The only action she 
advised to the students was "when in a position of 
power, make a change against racism. " 

Ms. Burrows began her career as a child actress on 
Broadway with Helen Hayes, and continued off 
Broadway at European theatre festivals, in motion 
pictures, on television and radio. She created her own 
one-woman show when she realized the roles for 
serious Black actresses were too infrequent to sustain a 


Ms. Burrows first performed her show in 1968. 
"Walk Together Children," an exploration of the Black 
presence in America, received instant and unanimous 
critical acclaim. The New York Times called her "a 
magnificent performer." Since this opening, Ms. Bur- 
rows has visited four continents and performed before 
tens of thousands of students on over 2000 college 
campuses in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. 

She then became active in politics, and her most 
recent role was as a NGO (Non-Governmental Orga- 
nization) Permanent Representative to the United Na- 
tions for the Women's International Democratic 
Federation (WIDE). Her work for world peace and 
women's rights has been recognized by the United 
Nations where she has addressed the Commission or 
the Status of Women during both the 38th and 39th 
General Assemblies. Throughout the U.N. Decade foi 
Women, Ms. Burrows participated at Copenhagen 
and at the Nairobi Conference in organizing women 
and disseminating information. 

Ms. Burrows enhanced the insight of those students 
who attended her performance and workshop, and 
she brought a different culture to Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege that captured the students' attention and admira- 
tion. Her visit was sponsored by the Program For the 
Exceptionally Gifted, the Dean of Students office, anc 
the Mary Baldwin College Extracurricular Educatior 
Committee. i 

Reaching Out 

The weekend of 
January 21-23 
marked a first 
for Mary Bald- 
vin College. Under the 
uspices of the Institu- 
ional Advancement Di- 
'ision, the Executive 
Zommittees of the 
Joard of Trustees, the 
i^lumnae Board, and 
he Advisory Board of 
/isitors held their reg- 
ilar winter meetings in 
:onjunction with one 
mother in Charlotte, 
S[C. The CoUege's staff 
:oordinators of the 
neetings were Lee Fos- 
:er, executive director 
jf alumnae activities. Chunk Neale and Kathe Smith, 
30th of the institutional advancement staff. 

All three executive committees met in private ses- 
sions and joined together for breakfast and lunch. On 
Friday evening the Executive Committee of the Board 
Df Trustees hosted all these volunteers plus a number 
Df the College's strong supporters at a gala celebration 
banquet at the Charlotte City Club, featuring Presi- 
dent Tyson as the speaker. 

In addition to these meetings, the Admissions Of- 
fice sponsored a reception for prospective students in 
the Charlotte area at the Park Hotel, and the Charlotte 
Alumnae Chapter held a Thursday night reception for 
alumnae and College staff at the J. Melberg Gallery. 
One final event on Friday afternoon attended by all 
three Executive Committees and invited banquet 
guests was a program on Mary Baldwin College To- 
day. Dr. Dane Cox, vice-president for business and 
finance. Dr. James Lott, dean of the college, and Dr. 
John Rice, vice-president for institutional advance- 
ment, gave a three-part presentation on the academic, 
fiscal, and physical improvement programs under 
way this year. 

Overall, more than 100 people were honored and 
entertained by the College — its volunteers and staff. 
This is but the beginning of a continuing effort to 
"reach out" on an annual basis and reacquaint, thank, 
and motivate supporters for the educational work on 
the campus. by Dr. John Rice 

Top, Jack and Meg Ivy 
Crews '74 and Lee 
Johnston Foster '75 and 
Larry discuss Alumnae 
Board business. Center, 
Mary Mitchell Amos '81 
of Charlotte, N.C. visits 
with Dr. Jim Lott, Dean 
of the College prior to the 
dinner at the Charlotte 
Citv Club. Bottom. Liddy 
Kirkpatrick Doenges '63, 
Mary Shuford '83, Judith 
Godwin '52, and Susan 
Thompson Hoffman '64 
at the Charlotte Chapter 
cocktail party at the J. 
Melberg Gallery. 

Balancing Academics 

The motto of the Mary Baldwin athletic pro- 
gram has been for many years "Mind and 
Body." The athletic department takes the bal- 
ance of these two concepts very seriously. It is 
a major concern of the coaching staff and the student- 
athlete, that they get the proper blend of academics 
and athletics. Many times a student needs the disci- 
pline of a regularly scheduled program to help her 
budget her time. Athletics can fill that need. 

Practices and traveling take up a great deal of the 
students' time. Therefore, most free time is spent 
studying. The time management skills exhibited by 
the student-athletes has paid off for them. The athletic 
program presented 12 scholar-athlete awards this 
year, double any other year. These students are: fresh- 
men — Rosie Bolen, Kim Clark, Kim Thompson, 
Jeannie Whichard, and Natasha Smith; sophomores 
— Audrey Fisher, Erin Murray, and Damaris Chris- 
tiansen; juniors — Tiffany Hamm, Betsy Hopeman, 
and Jennifer Lutman; senior — Mary Hess. To qualify 
for a scholar-athlete award a student must participate 
a full season in a varsity sport and maintain at least a 

On December 3, 1914, Omicron Delta 
Kappa, National Leadership Honor 
Society, was founded at Washington and 
Lee University by fifteen student and 
faculty leaders. Their motives came from a desire to 
bring together aO leaders in the various phases of 
college activities. Until 1974, ODK was open only to 
men. The Society then approved a constitutional 
change that removed all references to gender, and 
since then, both men and women have been recog- 
nized by the ODK. In 1976 the first women's college 
received an ODK circle; that college was Mary 

According to the ODK Manual, the five indispens- 
able qualifications for membership are: Exemplary 
character, responsible leadership and service in cam- 
pus life, superior scholarship, genuine fellowship, 
and consecration to democratic ideals. 

These ideals are to be found in the six new members 
ODK tapped this year. The new members are Victoria 
L. Everton '89, Tiffany E. Hamm '89, S. Janaan 

Hashim '89, Suzanne M. Lochner '88, Janice M. Myers 
'88, and N. Michelle Roberts '89. Robert Lafleur, asso- 
ciate professor of History was selected as the faculty 
member, and Robbins Gates, professor emeritus of 
Political Science was selected as the honorary mem- 
ber. The invocation and welcoming address for the 
tapping were given by Joanna Kenyon '88 and Dawn 
Agnor '88. Both are current ODK members along with 
Monica Derbes '88 and Peggy Kellam '88. 

Dr. John Rice, vice-president for institutional ad- 
vancement, is beginning his first year as ODK faculty 
advisor. Dr. Rice, a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute, became an ODK member in 1961. He says, 
"For me, it is a most selective honor society, and 
becoming an ODK member was a tremendous honor. 
I was involved in a number of student activities; I was 
my class president for three years (sophomore, junior 
and senior), I was a member of the regimental staff 
(cadet major), and on the wrestling team. I believe 
being a leader in a variety of activities is the binding 
quality all ODK members have." 


and Athletics 

.5 G.P.A. Three of the twelve scholar-athletes are 
urrently maintaining a perfect 4.0 G.P.A., Tiffany 
iamm, Jeannie Whichard, and Natasha Smith, and 6 
if the 12 are members of the Program for the Excep- 
ionally Gifted. 

The average G.P.A. for all the student-athletes is 
lightly higher than the G.P.A. of the entire student 
lody. We are pleased with the overall academic and 
thletic progress of the Mary Baldwin athletes. 

The athletes have been busy since our last maga- 
;ine. The annual Athletic Awards Banquet was held 
in March 31, and the following awards were pre- 

Most Valuable Player — Michelle Savage '91, 

Lancaster, PA 
Most Improved Player — Natasha Smith PEG, 

Hazard, KY 
Most Dedicated Player — Nancy Benson '90, 

Kearney, NJ 

Held Hockey: 
Most Valuable Player — Laura Dudley '88, 

Richmond, VA 
Most Improved Player — Mary Williams '88, 

Richmond, VA 
Most Dedicated Player — Karen Phillips '90, 

HendersonviUe, NC 

Most Valuable Player — Damaris Christiansen 

PEG, Apple Valley, MN 
Most Improved Player — Kim Clark '91, 

Richmond, VA 
Most Dedicated Player — Michelle Bloodworth '91, 

Salem, VA 



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Most Valuable Player — Karen Whitt '88 
Most Improved Player — Susie Morris '90 
Most Dedicated Player — Karen Whitt '88 

Most Valuable Player — Manami Suzuki '88, 

Yamato, Japan 
Most Improved Player — Rosie Bolen PEG, 

Lexington, KY 
Most Dedicated Player — Tiffany Hamm '89, 

Wichita FaUs, TX 

The Athlete-of-the-Year selected by the athletic and 
physical education staff vi^as Manami Suzuki '88 of 
Yamato, Japan. She was twice selected to the Old 
Dominion Athletic Conference team. She led the team 
for two years in kills, blocks and digs. As her coach I 
can say Manami was a joy to have on the team. Her 
skills were excellent but they were complemented by a 
wonderful personality. 

This year had produced many wonderful moments. 
The joy of working with a volleyball team that clicked 
together from day one. The feelings of victory for our 
young field hockey program. The exhibition of swim- 
ming and best times ever. The chance for the tennis 
team to experience new courts. The end of the year 
win streak for the basketball team. The year has also 
produced a few changes in the project for new facili- 
ties. With the acquisition of the field and building on 
Tarns Street, our focus has turned from a new building 
to one of renovation. We are looking forward to the 
opportunity this project presents. 

by Mary Ann Kasselmann 

Top left, Lacrosse coach 
Kathy McCleaf offers 
pointers to team 
members during game. 
Left, The swim team takes 
a break with coach Kathy 
McCleaf before a swim 
meet. Top, The 1987-88 
tennis team has a snack 
after a match. 

At Your 

Top, John Kelley, chief of 
security, keeping check 
on Mary Baldwin. Right, 
Jane Caplen, director of 
the health center. Far 
Right, Physical Plant staff 
helps the Adult Degree 
Program move 

John Kelly was not new to the world of law en- 
forcement when he came to Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege in August of 1978 as the Chief of Security. 
Before moving to Staunton, Kelly practiced law 
enforcement for eight years in the military police. He 
then came to Staunton in 1968 to take part in the 
booming business of fast foods. Two years later, Kelly 
joined the Staunton Reserve Police, worked his way 
up through the force, and was promoted to Com- 
mander in 1977. 

The foremost factor of Kelly's job is to ensure the 
safety and security of the students on Mary Baldwin's 
campus. He must also work to protect Mary Baldwin's 
property and buildings. In addition, his job entails the 
registration of vehicles, parking enforcement, edu- 
cation on fire safety and upkeep on fire-prevention 
devices. The security staff, which is part of Physical 
Plant, consists of eight full-time plus one part-time 
guard, who along with Kelly, provide MBC with 24 
hour, seven day-a-week security service. 

The low crime rate at Mary Baldwin is an especially 
rewarding facet of Kelly's job. He is a member of the 
Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement 
Administrators and says, "I come away from meetings 
feeling really good about Mary Baldwin's lack of crime 
compared to all of the other schools." Kelly also genu- 
inely enjoys the people with whom he works, "I think 
that there is a fine assortment of people at Mary 
Baldwin and I enjoy my job and the people associated 
with it." 

KeUy is truly dedicated to his job. He is so dedi- 
cated, in fact, that Mary Baldwin was one of the main 
things in his mind during a personal emergency. On 
August 10, 1985, Kelly suffered a major heart attack. 
During the trauma, he says he kept telling himself, "1 
don't have time for this - classes are starting in just a 
few weeks." After ten days KeDy came home from the 
hospital and spent over a month and a half recuperat- 
ing. After he returned to MBC, a surprise reception 
was held in his honor by the entire student body. "I 
was overwhelmed," he says, "to this day I am 
speechless to think that the people at Mary Baldwin 
were so thoughtful." 

His continual presence gives the students a sense of 
ease and protection. He is not only regarded as a major 
"administrative" figure on campus but also as a friend 
to the students. Jane Kornegay '83 remembers that 
even during orientation Mr. Kelly showed real con- 

cern, care and understanding for students. She sayj 
that he tried very hard to get to know everyone, "he 
became sort of our adopted dad away from home." Ir 
addition to having 750 "adopted" daughters, Mr 
Kelly has his own children: five daughters, one son 
eight grandchildren and one grandchild on the way 
In his spare time he is active in the Lions Club, i 
national service organization, and is the Traffic anc 
Safety Coordinator for Staunton's annual "Happ) 
Birthday U.S.A." celebration. 

Most alumnae will remember the infirmary 
either on Frederick or N. Market Stree 
with its uniformed nurses and comfort 
able beds when they think of the time; 
they were ill at Mary Baldwin. Over the years th( 
infirmary has moved and evolved, and has nov 
branched out into the Health and Counseling Center 
Headed by Jane Caplan, R.N., the Center now pro 
vides threefold services: clinical health care, counsel 
ing, and a resource library. Throughout the week, thi 
center provides confidential out-patient clinical healtl 
care for all Mary Baldwin students on a walk-in basis 
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the Col 
lege's consulting physician. Dr. Leon Lenker, assistei 
by the two nurses. Donna Love and Connie Davis, se^ 
students with such varying problems as colds, flu am 
other illnesses. The Health Center receives approxi 
mately 25 students a day, a number which increase] 

by more than half if Dr. Lenker will be treating sti 
dents that day. The Center also provides referral sei 
vice to students for medical care needed beyond the 
offered by the center. 

Counseling is a new and important facet of th 
Health Center. Dr. Nadia Kuley, a clinical psycholc 


ist, joined the Health Center in the fall of 1987-88. She 
rovides psychological services to students involving 
Dunseling for problems like depression, anxiety and 
ating disorders. Dr. Kuley works with students 
irough weekly individual and group sessions. She 
jys that psychological services are especially impor- 
mt in college because student's problems can be 
lagnified due to factors such as separation from their 
imily and academic difficulty and sometimes they 
eed someone to help them resolve their problems 
bjectively. "Through psychological therapy, stu- 
ents can increase awareness about themselves," Dr. 
^uley notes. 

The Center is also a valuable resource concerning 
ealth issues, especially women's problems. They 
ave a vast array of books, magazines, newsletters, 
amphlets and handouts covering every topic rele- 
ant to the good health of today's young women. 
Kaplan considers education about prevention of dis- 
ases as one of the center's main responsibilities. The 
lealth Center communicates its message to the stu- 
ents through its own newsletter. To Your Health, 
'mnpus Comments and discussions. They also sponsor 
oUege blood drives and various special programs 
uch as an AIDS Forum with a panel of experts. The 
Mosophies of the Health Center are Mrs. Caplan's, 
/ho organized it. She wants the students at Mary 
Baldwin, "to learn and develop skills that will help 
hem to be responsible and active in their own health 
are throughout their Uves." 

Physical Plant is Mary Baldwin's "blanket" 
organization that includes security, switch- 
board, student services, mail services, engi- 
neering, maintenance, groundskeeping and 
lousekeeping. A lot of students probably wouldn't 
ealize that this campus organization is responsible for 
many things at Mary Baldwin. But Physical Plant is 
4 workers strong and these are the "silent partners" 
vho keep the campus working every day. Director 
Ulen Martin says, "It is an absolute pleasure to work 
vith so many dedicated people. It makes my job very 
atisfying." He spends his days coordinating Mary 
ialdwin's renovation and building projects. Dave 
^osko and Sam McGee are the assistant directors of 
'hysical Plant; Rosko oversees the day-to-day opera- 
ions of Physical Plant while McGee is the director of 


The switchboard employs four operators who an- 
swer and transfer telephone calls through the college's 
switchboard and acts as security's main base 24 hours 
a day, seven days a week. Student services is responsi- 
ble for cashing student checks and managing the 
student phone system. The mail service clerks, Au- 
brey Jackson and William Hinkle process an estimated 
4,500 pieces of mail a day. They serve the administra- 
tive offices on campus and gather, sort and distribute 
all of the mail at Mary Baldwin. 

The engineering staff takes care of the plumbing, 
heating and electricity in all of the buildings on the 
Mary Baldwin campus. Fixing or building doors, win- 
dows, blinds, and locks and "moving a lot" of furni- 
ture are all jobs for the maintenance team of Physical 
Plant. It is not an unusual sight to see the grounds- 
keeping staff out in all types of weather, keeping Mary 
Baldwin beautiful. They are in charge of fertilizing and 
mowing grass, trimming shrubs, raking leaves, 
shoveling snow, collecting the trash and installing the 
numerous green signs around the campus. House- 
keeping includes 16 housekeepers and eight custo- 
dians who keep not only the dorms and classrooms, 
but also all of the buildings at Mary Baldwin clean. 

The many facets of Physical Plant make up an excel- 
lent organization that serves Mary Baldwin College 
faithfully. Every day each team works towards the 
upkeep of the campus. They are not only loyal to Mary 
Baldwin but to Physical Plant as well. Sam McGee 
says, "Our staff is a loyal and dedicated group; every- 
one has their eyes toward serving the students and all 
of Mary Baldwin." 

by Margret Mullen '88 

Look Back 
In Anger 

V Yhen 

'hen John Osborne's Look Back in Anger opened in 
London in 1956, it was called a "theatrical bombshell." The 
Evening Standard created a special award naming John Osborne 
the most promising playwright of the year, and T.C. Worsley 
was quoted by The New Statesman and Nation as saying, "Mr. 
Osborne understands some aspects of life deeply, and renders 
them truly, and one of his particular merits is to dare to go 
further in showing us the things that people do to one another 
than is usually revealed on the stage." 

Fletcher Collins Theatre presented Look Back in 
Attger, directed by Terry Southerington, asso- 
ciate professor of theatre, to the Mary Baldwin 
College community in February with Rick Sey- 
ford as Jimmy Porter, Sharon Akel '89 as Alison 
Porter, Don R. Shifflet as Cliff Lewis, Tracey McPher- 
son '90 as Helena Charles, and Tom Cabe as Colonel 
After 32 years, the play still has a powerful impact. 
Briefly, Look Back in Anger is a traditional three-act 
play with one box set and a reconciliation in Act Three. 
With extreme frankness, the play focuses on Jimmy 
and his wife, Alison, and their turbulent life together 
in a modest attic apartment in England. Alison is the 
upper-middle-class daughter of a retired Colonel, 
swept — she never understands how — into loving 
Jimmy and suffering his malicious energy and bitter 
Above, In the play "Look ^^^^^^^ ^S^i"^* ^^^ middle-class complacency that is 

Back in Anger," Tracy her background. Alison's unexpected pregnancy and 

McPherson '90 comforts a sudden visit from her actress friend, Helena, are the 

Sharan Akel '89 after vet ..iii.-i.r ,ir..,j 

another dispute with Rick catalysts which force the Porters dramahc separation 

Seyford. and their final reconciliation. 

Ms. Southerington said she chose the play becausi 
it's very dramatic and it provided the opportunity fo 
two strong women's roles. "To become the characters 
the actresses had to draw upon relationships student 
wouldn't have yet experienced. They couldn't under 
stand why AHson would ever return to Jimmy. That' 
a very strong challenge. 

"Today's rules really don't apply because the play i 
set in the '50s. Jimmy does terrible things, yet you cai 
feel sorry for him. It's necessary to have sympathy fo 
Jimmy, in spite of the way he behaves. When Alisoi 
returns to him, the audience must understand she' 
not looking for a 'happily ever after' ending. If shi 
were, there would be no point." 

When Sharon heard the play was going to be pei 
formed at Mary Baldwin, she freely admits sh 
thought it was a "Soap." Although she still attribute 
the play with some of the soap opera qualities, sh 
says, "After reading Look Back in Anger, I saw how we 
written it actually was. It's just incredible how thi 
language almost wholly supports the play." i 

When asked to describe the character of Jimm); 
Sharon says with exasperation, "Without profanityl 
I'll try. He was well educated academically but unedil 
cated in life. He couldn't see past himself, past his owj 
pain. I, personally, would never have dated him, d 
even talked to him. He's annoying, and he nevd 
stops. To play Alison, I became her. I don't think sh 
could even explain why she loved him. The only wa 
she could handle him was to become silently stron;; 
The only defense she had against his verbal abuse we 
silence, and her silence was what infuriated him th 
most." I 

Sharon has been elected to the Elizabeth Nottinj 
ham Day Honor Society for Women in the Arts whic 
recognizes students for their achievement and conti 
bution to their field. She has also studied at the Amei 
can Academy of Dramatic Arts and the North Carolir 
School of Arts, and when she graduates she plans 
attend graduate school in New York or Los Angela 
"Making people feel something is so important to m 
That ability is what I like most in acting," she says 

Over 30 years later. Look Back in Anger continues 
offer actresses the opportunity to have impact on 3 
audience. For Sharon, the play was a vehicle towai 

'Banner" Program Enjoys Popularity 

[t was in 1977 when the Women's Studies program 
was first initiated by Sue Rosser, now the Director 
of Women's Studies for the state university sys- 
tem in South Carolina, the President for the 
outheastern Women's Studies Association, and an 
issociate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Com- 
lunity Health in the medical school at the University 
f South Carolina at Columbia. In 1980, Mary Baldwin 
ffered a Women's Studies certificate; in 1983 a 
^'omen's Studies course became a part of the core 
urriculum; and now, in 1988, some students are 
raduating with a Women's Studies minor. 
Dr. Rosser became interested in women's studies 
fhen she was completing post-doctoral work at the 
Iniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, where they were 
ast beginning their program. Shortly after coming to 
lary Baldwin, Dr. Rosser taught Biology of Women 
/ith Martha Evans, associate professor and Coordina- 
3r of Women's Studies, and Deborah Dodson, college 
haplain. "We had a huge enrollment; there were over 
5 students for the January term (now May term), 
ome of the faculty members believed there wouldn't 
e enough student interest in the program; therefore, 
lis much initial interest was very exciting for us." 
According to Dr. Evans the program at Mary Bald- 
win is a "banner program." There are currently only 
bout 500 Women's Studies programs offered in the 
She admits there was some opposition to offering a 
Vomen's Studies minor. "Some said it was not a 
Jgitimate discipline because no faculty at Mary Bald- 
nn had a Ph.D. in Women's Studies. Well, at the 
ime, no one had a Ph.D. in the field because it was so 
lew. Right now doctoral programs are being designed 
nd implemented by people without a Ph.D. in 
Vomen's Studies. This doesn't make it any less 
Dr. Rosser agreed this lack of education in the 
pecific field was a problem initially, and she added. 
Because women's studies is the outcome of what was 
■nee a political movement, and because the discipline 
'as so new, people were apprehensive. They said 
-lary Baldwin was too conservative and should wait 
ntU it was a more widely accepted field." 
The interest in the program, and faculty support for 
' has become tremendous; there are now 13 faculty 
ivolved with teaching courses which are part of the 
Vomen's Studies curriculum. And all students must 
ike at least one course as part of their core course 

"In the traditional university curriculum, the pres- 
ence of women was not recognized. For example, 
history used to focus on wars and politics. One could 
take an entire history course and not even know 
women existed. The models of psychological develop- 
ment are male models, and women authors were often 
left out of literature courses. The women's perspective 
hasn't really been a part of education untU now," says 
Dr. Evans. 

According to Dr. Evans, the Women's Studies 
programs usually 

evolve in three stages. 

The first stage includes 
added awareness of 
the achievements of 
women in traditional 
courses. The second 
stage involves separate 
courses for Women's 
Studies. And, the third 
stage will be an integra- 
tion of the Women's 
Studies courses and the 

traditional courses. 

Mary Baldwin is now in 
the second stage. 

Since March was Women's History Month, Dr. 
Rosser coordinated two to three events daily for the 
University of South Carolina state system, and spoke 
at several universities nationwide. She consults with 
other colleges and universities on integrating wom- 
en's studies in the curriculum with emphasis on the 
sciences, and has published two books on this topic. 

Mary Baldwin celebrated Women's History Month 
with a series of lectures by Professors Marlene Hob- 
son, Anne McGovern, and Mary Hill Cole. The series 
was sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, 

Some said it was not a legitimate 
discipline because no faculty at 
Mary Baldwin had a Ph.D. in 
Women's Studies. Well, at the 
time, no one had a Ph.D. in the 
field because it was so new. 

Students Join National Homeless Rally 

Above, Beth Stevens '89, 
Tami Dearborne '90, and 
Penny Lin Dearborne '89 
after attending a rally in 
Atlanta, Georgia, for the 
National Coalition for the 

It is part of the educational vision of Mary Baldwin 
College that her students will be socially committed 
and "engaged in the world outside themselves." Pur- 
suit of such a goal can take numerous forms, and the 
College offers many opportunities for students to 
provide service to the community, the church, or the 
CoUege itself. Beyond the vision and the goal, how- 
ever, is the energy and commitment of the individual 
student to take on such a challenge. Commitment of 
this nature is not legislated at Mary Baldwin so stu- 
dents must be moti- 
vated to give service on 
their own. 

Beth Stevens '89, 
Tami Dearborn '90, 
and Penny Lin Dear- 
borne '89 have this 
motivation. On Feb- 
ruary 27, these three 
students joined with 
10,000 others in At- 
lanta, Georgia, for the 
National Coalition for 
the Homeless. "I used 
to think of the homeless 
as bums but I know 
now that that's not true. 
The largest percentage 
of the homeless are 
white children, but they are also groups such as the 
unemployed, battered women, and recovered mental 
patients," said Beth. 

Atlanta was a prime spot in February because of its 
political visibility in the National Democratic Party 
Convention, and because democratic candidates were 
in Atlanta for this rally in preparation for "Super 
Tuesday," on March 8. The rally and the timing 
brought attention to an issue that many might hope 
would simply go away. "These people need help," 
said Penny, "I wish people would go and listen. Then 
they'd see that it isn't just someone else's problem. 
And once they saw, they'd remember. Americans 
should be embarrassed that people are forced into this 
lifestyle. We need to help our own country, and we 
need to do it now. I don't think that the democratic 
party can solve all the problems but I do think electing 
a democratic president would be a start." And Beth 
added, "The homeless should be a political issue not a 
personal one. There are just too many homeless to 

handle the problem on a personal level." 

Atlanta, known as the "Capital of the South," faces 
a serious homeless crisis of its own. A move is being 
made to establish what has been called the "Safeguard 
Zone," which, if passed into legislation, would make 
it a crime to be homeless in certain parts of the city. 
Members of the National Coalition for the Homeless 
consider this proposal a disgrace to the city and yel 
another slap in the face of the 7,000 homeless men, 
women, and children of Atlanta. 

The Coalition is asking candidates, if elected, tc 
undertake a three-point plan as the first step toward 
remedying the plight of the homeless: establish £ 
national right to appropriate shelter; enforce existing 
federal programs that should be aiding the homeless 
and restore funding for federal housing programs tc 

All three students are planning to attend a "Job; 
with Dignity" rally in April which will focus on raising 
the minimum-wage to make a minimum-wage earne, 
rise above the poverty level. 

A New Approach To Residence Life 

So often it's said by students and alumnae that, 
at Mary Baldwin, the family atmosphere 
which allows students to establish friendships 
while working together is special. Therefore, 
the Dean of Students office is creating an approach 
to life in the residence halls 
that further promotes stu- 
dent responsibility in hall gov- 
jrning. According to Jeanne 
Martino, Director of Residence 
Life, the new system removes 
the Honor Council and Judicial 
Board representative from each 
Kail, but they will act as consul- 
tants to the hall for which they 
are responsible. Therefore, the 
board members are not members of their hall com- 
munity and acting board members at the same time. 
"This system will encourage students to handle 
situations that arise in residence 
life. For example, if a group of 
students are extremely noisy at 4 
a.m., the student being kept 
from sleep must confront the 
situation rather than having a 
board member talk to the noisy 
students for her. This forces the 
students to confront problems, 
which may at times be uncom- 
fortable, but is the most adult 
approach," says Ms. Martino. 

The students will be educated on "what to do 
when" situations. A step-by-step model will be used 
which will include verbal as well 
as written reporting. If a situa- 
tion is clearly an "offense" a re- 
port must be completed by the 
student at the time of the of- 
fense. In this report the student 
win describe the situation and 
what steps were taken to remedy 
the situation before writing the 
report. Again, this promotes 
adult self-governing which is an 
important part of a Mary Baldwin College education 
The Resident Advisor has a primary responsibility 
for working closely with the House President in devel- 
oping a positive community atmosphere within the 
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growth of the students. Ms. Martino says, "The RAs 
go through an extensive selection process. The posi- 
tion is the only paid position in residence hall govern- 
ing, and we expect a lot from these students." 
There are a variety of residence halls available with 
various visitations rights, and 
the special interest houses are a 
successful addition to the range 
of residences this year. Because 
those living in the houses are 
expected to be more indepen- 
dent than those in the residence 
haUs, they are examples of self 
governing that the new system 
will achieve for all residence 

The houses, primarily geared to upperclass stu- 
dents, are equipped with kitchens, study rooms, laun- 
dry facilities, telephone lines, and televisions. "These 
houses provide the students 
with an option of an environ- 
ment that is almost identical to 
off-campus housing," says Ms. 
Martino. The International Inter- 
est House houses 10 students 
with international majors, or in- 
terests, and international stu- 
dents, although it has recently 
been re-designated to have a spe- 
cialized Japanese focus due to 
our large Japanese population and interest in Japanese 
and Asian Studies. The Hawpe Honor Scholar House 
houses eight Honor Scholar students and has a com- 

rj f— I puter room. And six students 

\^ w who have done volunteer work 

in the Staunton community live 
in the Scott Community House. 
Kathy Hewitt' '89 says living in 
the Scott house is a "wonderful" 
responsibility. "There are six of 
us and we're like a family. We do 
things as a group for the com- 
munity, but we also live together 
as friends. Taking care of the 
house IS a big responsibility that is appealing because 
it's not strict; it's living with your friends in a house. If 
conflicts arise we don't go to anyone else, we discuss 
them among ourselves and find a solution which is 
more of a frienship way of dealing v^dth thing," says 

¥rom Top, Scott 
Community House, 
International Interst 
House, and Hawpe 
Honor Scholar House. 

Taking Notes on Faculty Achievemeni 

Dr. Elizabeth Hairfield, associate professor 
of Chemistry, has attracted 65 students this 
year to an inquiry-method course in Physi- 
cal Science which she is teaching. Listen to 
Dr. Hairfield explain: 

"Topics in Physical Science communicates the con- 
cepts and methods of science through experimenta- 
tion and discussion. This week, for example, the class 
began the study of chemistry. The atomic theory is so 
abstract. We wanted to see that it made the world more 

"We began the class by investigating which mate- 
rials sink or float in which of three liquids — water, 
rubbing alcohol, and cooking oil. Then we talked a bit 
about the atomic theory and what the books have to 
say about the structure of atoms. 

"The next class began with an investigation of the 
weights of different amounts of the three liquids. 
From each corner of the laboratory came cries of sur- 

prise. 'How can oil be lighter than water when it's si 
thick?' 'Look how light the alcohol is!' 'But of course 
that's why the ice sank in the alcohol.' The teache 
circulates among the groups asking questions. 'Wh' 
wouldn't oil be lighter than water?' 'Which floats ii 
salad dressing — oil or water?' 

"Sitting in the classroom with the periodic table W( 
reflected on these observations. The metals — alumi 
num, iron, copper — sank. But metals are sohds S( 
their atoms are tightly packed together. Furthermore 
their atoms are heavier than the atoms that make u] 
water (primarily oxygen in terms of weight). Cork 
wood, and oil all floated on water. Cork and wood ar 
porous so their atoms are not so tightly packed. Fui 
thermore, all these materials are made from carboi 
atoms, which weigh less than oxygen atoms. 

"The class had a lesson that was enjoyed by all an( 
will be remembered long after the examination i 

On October 8, 1987, Drs. Susan Blair Green 
and Judy M. De L'eau, Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege faculty at the Richmond Adult Degree 
Program Center, made a joint presentation 
at the Seventh National Conference on Adult and 
External Degree Programs on the topic "Building Fac- 
ulty Consensus at a Distance." The conference, held 
in Memphis, Tennessee, was sponsored jointly by The 
Alliance: An Association for Alternative Degree Pro- 
grams for Adults and by the American Council on 

Drs. Green and De L'eau reported on their use of a 
modification of the Delphi process to promote discus- 
sion and consensus on issues crucial to the Adult 
Degree Program among program faculty in Staunton 
and the regional centers in Roanoke, Charlottesville, 
Richmond, and Southside Virginia. The process used 
consisted of a series of two questionnaires that asked 
faculty to write out their positions on issues and to 
rank the issues as to importance or priority. The re- 
sponses were then compiled and distributed to all 
faculty. After reading what others had to say (and 
perhaps modifying their own positions), faculty were 
then asked to restate their positions and again indicate 
priorities. After reading compilations of these re- 
sponses, the faculty met and discussed the issues 
face-to-face, reaching consensus positions on most of 
the items discussed. This process began in January 
and concluded in December of 1987. 

The issues included how to deal with transfer credit 
how to evaluate the content of courses whose title: 
and numbering systems vary from MBC's; whether tc 
limit independent majors to interdisciplinary majors 
whether to increase the hours within the major taker 
through MBC; and how to determine what othe 
issues need immediate attention. All of these are com 
plex issues and important ones for maintaining higl 
academic standards for the Adult Degree Progran 
while still allowing for program growth (from eigh 
Staunton students in 1977 to over 400 students both ii| 
and outside of Virginia in 1988). Maintaining the flexi 
bility of the program, a feature particularly attractivi 
and helpful to adult students, was another majo 

As Drs. Green and De L'eau reported, their ques 
tionnaire process, although time-consuming, seemeo 
useful in promoting the detailed discussion needec 
for such issues in the face of meeting time limited b 
distance and heavy faculty schedules, problems face( 
by many of the institutions now involved in Adul 
Education. For MBC, while the Adult Degree Prograr 
faculty have reached consensus themselves on man 
of these issues, the same issues will continue to be c 
college-wide importance as Mary Baldwin CoUeg 
strives further to adapt to program growth in all area; 
to integrate all programs — Adult Degree, PEG, an 
traditional — and to maintain high academic star 

After having served for two successive years 
as secretary and vice-chair, respectively, of 
the Division of International Programming 
in the National University Continuing Edu- 
ation Association (NUCEA), Stevens Garlick, assis- 
mt professor of German in the Mary Baldwin Adult 
)egree Program, will succeed to the post of chair of 
lat association's division of international program- 
ling, at its national conference in Philadelphia, April 
6-20, 1988. 

NUCEA (originally the National University Exten- 
ion Association-NUEA) was established in 1915 to 
iromote excellence in and the expansion of continu- 
ig higher education in America. The association in- 
ludes accredited, degree-granting higher education 
istitutions and comparable non-profit organizations 
/ith a substantial involvement in postsecondary con- 
inuing education. The membership of this increas- 
igly international bellwether organization embraces 
lublic and private institutions, offering both credit 
nd non-credit opportunities at the pre-baccalaureate 
nd post-baccalaureate levels to part-time learners. 
JUCEA represents an expanding number of continu- 
ig higher education professionals involved in such 
liverse areas as administration, teaching and re- 
earch, curriculum development, marketing, informa- 
ion systems management, counseling and student 
ervices, conference center services management, and 
ducational telecommunications. 
The division of international programming is one of 
ix units in the council for continuing education con- 
tituencies of NUCEA. This young Division has ex- 
)erienced growing pains in recent years, as it was 
ompelled to expand its agenda to complement the 

emergence of various international linkages, a current 
high priority of the executive leadership of the associ- 
ation, which is headquartered on Dupont Circle in 
Washington, D.C. The division of international pro- 
gramming, which Garlick will head for the coming 
year, provides a forum for NUCEA members to ex- 
change ideas, information, and resources with respect 
to the diverse international activities in which contin- 
uing higher education professionals are involved. 
Such programs include: 1] international continuing 
education for business/professions; 2] training in En- 
glish as a foreign language; 3] foreign language edu- 
cation; 4] study abroad programs; 5] cultural/ 
international affairs orientations; and 6] operation of 
educational facilities in foreign countries. 

Garlick concluded: "I became involved in NUCEA 
through sort of a fluke at the National Convention in 
Portland, Oregon, in 1986. The Division of Interna- 
tional Programming was undergoing major changes, 
as several perennial leaders of that group were to 
retire within a couple of years. I just happened to be 
one of a handful of 'newcomers' at the division busi- 
ness meeting that year and suddenly found myself 
elected secretary for the following year. Now, during 
my year as division chair I have a marvelous oppor- 
tunity to begin to forge linkages with continuing edu- 
cation officials in other countries, with government 
agencies, and with such established and respected 
national organizations as the Foreign Policy Associ- 
ation. My fellow officers are able and dedicated and 
we enjoy the fuU support of the national leadership. 
The times call for some strong initiatives and I relish 
the prospect of playing a major role in shaping them. " 

William L. DeLeeuw, Associate Professor 
of Communications, with help from the 
Communications Institute, is involved 
in the production of several videos 
vhich provide an excellent opportunity for students 
acquire hands-on experience of video production. 
oUowing is a detailed description by Dr. DeLeeuw. 

986-1988 Seven 31/2 minute videos for Admis- 

sions Overnights. Around 4 p.m., 
students would be out shooting foot- 
age while I was laying down the 
sound track, a 50's rock'n roll song. 

May, 1987 

As soon as the first tape was brought, 
I would freeze frame the beginning 
with titles and start editing to the 
music, finishing around 12 midnight 
in order for overnight prospective 
students to view the video Monday 
before they left. 

1987 Baccalaureate and Commence- 
ment Video. Three cameras were 
used. One was stationary and was 
used as the main bed. Two other 
cameras were used throughout the 

ceremonies for cutaways, especially 
during the recessional through the 
two lines of faculty. The 1988 video 
will include more cutaway shots of 
parents and friends, a front view of 
each senior receiving the diploma 
from Dr. Tyson. The video will run 
around an hour and a half. 

May, 1987 The major events of the 1987 Alum- 

nae Homecoming Weekend were 
filmed and edited into a half hour 
video, particularly featuring the 
Grand Parade of Classes and presen- 
tation of class gifts to the college. The 
thematic music used was a nonlyrical 
version of Cole Porter's "Anything 
Goes," which opened the video with 
quick shots of all the covers of the 
yearbooks for each class attending 
and selected pages within each. 
There will also be a 15 minute shorter 
version to be shown at various alum- 
nae chapters. 

May, 1987 The campaign video for United Way 

this year featured aerial shots of 
the campus and city and emphasized 
all of the nonprofit organizations 
funded by the United Way. Commu- 
nications major, Martha Coates, took 
the footage. I edited the final script, 
the video shots, and narration by 
Scott Slocum of WANV Radio. 

Summer, 1987 One of the Elderhostel sessions on 
Immigration divided into groups of 
2-3 people to discuss their heritage, 
immigration of parents, customs and 
famUy traditions, and other aspects of 
immigration. These were videotaped 
in the TV studio, edited into an hour 
program, viewed by the entire group 
the next day, and were available for 
purchase by participants. 

Fall, 1987 A ten-minute video on the College 

and the city of Staunton as a rep- 
resentative of small town America 
was shot and edited. The Continuing 
Education Office mailed the video to 
a group of students in Taiwan who 
were interested in coming to a small 
American town near a larger one. 

Fall, 1987 An instructional video for Genicom, 

Spring, 1988 Inc., in Waynesboro was started in 

the fall of 1987 and is now in the last 
stages of editing with 125 final copies. 
The training video is mailed out to 
service areas which sell and service 
Genicom electronic products. This 
contract, if successful, will lead to 
other contracts with Genicom. 

Spring, 1988 WAYB Radio in Waynesboro needed 
a quick production overnight of a 30- 
second commercial advertising their 
Bridal Showcase which was shot 
edited and delivered and aired 40 
times within one week. 

Spring, 1988 A local singer, Tim Speirs, has con- 
tracted for us to produce a music 
video of one of his songs to be aired 
over the Nashville Network. The 
video also calls for a woman to inter- 
pret portions of the video, and the 
selection will be made from Mary 
Baldwin students. The 30-second 
commercial for WAYB radio is being 
sent to Nashville so they can scope 
the signal and frequency of our 
equipment in case we need to make 
any adjustments. 

In addition to these videos, other videos involving 
students and class projects have been produced: 

1. Six half-hour programs in spring of 1987 over 
Cable Channel 10. 

2. Six half-hour programs of Staunton Town Talk 
this spring and a half hour feature program or 
specialty restaurants in and around Staunton 
wOl also air over Cable Channel 10 (attached 

3. Janaan Hashim, a junior Broadcasting major; 
has also produced 9 PSA's for Blue Ridge Com 
munity Foodbank aired during November, 
1987, and 5 copies of a PSA for Theater Wagor 
of Virginia to be aired this spring. 

4. Gena Davis wUl be producing a generic PSA foi 
Hospice of the Shenandoah Valley this spring 

5. Various other videos from class and senior proj 
ects include a promotional video for thf 
Waynesboro Fall Foliage Festival (Margif 
Moore), an instructional video for the Dejar 
nette Center (Ehzabeth Peabody), a promo 
tional video for the Communications Instituti 
(Sonia Wallof), PEG Admissions Video (Conni( 

6. Students have also assisted Rob Leavitt, Bureat 
Chief for the Staunton/August County New 
Bureau of Channel 3, with shoots for loca 

"We Couldn't Have Said it Better Ourselves . . /' 

Could you describe your Mary Baldwin experience in one sentence? We asked our 
Annual Fund volunteers — your class fund representatives — to try it, and got 
some wonderful "snapshots" of life at Mary Baldwin, as well as a lot of semi- 
colons. . .Hope you'll enjoy these! 

Julia Johnston Belton '49: Mary Baldwin prepared me for a meaningful, fulfilling, enthusiastically lived life, no matter what my 
circumstances and endeavors. Louise Harwell Fanjoy '50: My four years at MBC were everything to me; those years let me 
slowly mature surrounded by loving human beings — that's an insurance policy of security that can never be taken away. Tee 
Pancake Rankin '45: My time at MBC gives me pride when 1 speak of it and greater self-confidence and poise before others, 
especially groups. Peggy Harris Milligayi '48: Finding a college where the professors were delighted when you made good 
grades, making deep and lasting friendships, loving the beauty of the stately buildings especially in the snow . . . Janie Davis 
Flournoy 72; Mary Baldwin introduced me to the breadth and depth of the liberal arts; new friends and new surroundings, 
and a tradition of education for women, all of which I ^vill value forever. Claudia Lavergne Woody '77: Having worked in a 
higher education setting since my graduation from Mar\' Baldwin, it has become increasingly clear that the quality of my 
undergraduate education far surpasses what can be offeree in a ';ir2:er college or university. Sherry Bassett Brooks '77: Very 
rewarding in all areas, education, friendships, emotional ;k 'elopne it and social development. Mary Wray Wiggins '81: The 
education I received and friendships I made have helpec tr -• to b tt r understand and enjoy the world in which I live. Ann 
Rehmann Poche '74: Mary Baldwin provided me with a soun :i ibai u :: ts education and the most wonderful friendships — it is 
hard to decide which has been the most important! Ruth Harrison Quillen '52: The small student body, faculty, and staff 
contributed to a warm, intimate climate that was conducive to a thirst for knowledge, and resulted in increased self-confi- 
dence and self -awareness. Liz DeLoach '54: Not possible (to describe in one sentence) — how about three? It was a main turning 
point in my life in which my center of gravitv shifted nearly a thousand miles. After college, I chose my career in this 
geographical area (Va./Md.) and I am still here, just over the mountain. Most of my closest friends are still those from MBC, 
both students and faculty. Barbara Williams Craig '61: Mary Baldwin gave me the opportuni^' to be an individual; to be able to 
express myself and to be respected for my own ideas. Neilson Peirce Andrews '62: It ga^.e me an opportunity for independence 
and responsibilitv fT myself. Susan Jennings Denson '61: 4 years of progress in many areas — learning, - 1 orking, understand- 
ing, loving, and appreciating life in its many aspects. Helen Craig Meek '37: An awakening to Kves aroun ci me and to the 
opportunities given me. Wonderful! Betty Wilcox Armstrong '41: My MBC experience gave stability and purpose to my 
thinking, reacting, and living. Elaiyie Kibler Baldwin '41 : Not possible (to describe it in one sentence) — ^it has influenced my life 
and I'm grateful for haxdng it. Nancy McWhorter Hurley '42: This has always been a question for me to answer. I was a 

'day student" and 
Newbold '43: The 2 
increased love of n 
Wouldn't take any 
good education arc 
history major has gi 
have been a source 
support me. How ^ 
academics and livi 
perfect jumping oi 
secure in academi 
Grantham '83: My ^ 
world. Anne Cabell 
and also of making 

ays felt half-in, half-ou 

a half years I spent at \ 

[tains — all of which rerr 

g for my two years thei 

aade some wonderful fi 

n me the perfect backgro: 

strength and comfort — 

y I am! Laurie Scott Bass 

id working in a small ci 

nt into the world. Liz J 

well as personal goal; 

experience was wonder 

iong '84: My four years 

iidships and learning a ^ 

't I loved the mental sti 
Baldwin gave me new 
with me and for which 
id the life-long friends ; 
Is. I liked the warm, fr 
for my current business 
in the four moves I ha 
Mary Baldwin was FU 
lunity. I would not trac 
igs Shupe '70: MBC recc 
id reaffirmed my belit 
t helped me to accept tf 
BC were a time of stud' 

ition and the new expe 
;hts and friends, great i 
deeply grateful. Agnes 
de. . . Reese Edmondson . 
ly atmosphere. Macon i 
t's Go Antiquing) and tf 
lade in 25 years, MB gi 
received a marvelous ec 
/ years at Mary Baldwir 
:ed and supported my i 
it one can accomplish 
allenges of being a wom; 
hard and getting ready 
ander '84: My "Mary Bale 

ces. Ajina Winslow 
ential teachers, an 
Zlung Messimer '38: 
ie '63: 1 received a 
lent Riddle '63: My 
e-long friendships 
lave been there to 
tion through both 
anything. It was a 
ddual need to feel 
s dreams . . . Sissy 
1 today's changing 
he business world 
1 experience" was. 

most of all, an intense intellectual revolution- 

deal about myself. Ren 
■1 was continually in awe of the minds and resources available to me to learn 
from; and I wa- also grateful daily for the breathtaking valley and the fresh, solid friendships I made there. Marian Gordin Lord 
'65: There was iiiarturing and challenging atmosphere that helped me to grow and gave me confidence that women can be 
effective and creative leaders. Julia Blanchard Batchelor '66: My experience at MBC was an important phase in broadening my 
education through exposure to an excellent liberal arts curriculum and a wide range of interesting people and activities. 
Angela Blose Corley '67: My four years at MBC were both challenging and rewarding and I appreciate even more now the 
interest which the faculty and staff took in each individual girl. We were people, not computer numbers. Alice Lacy Wareham 
'68: Mary Baldwin gave me the happiest years of my life— making special friends, living on that beautiful campus, studying 
and learning and being independent for the first time. Barbara Brown Bowles '68: A home away from home — a place filled with 
warmth, caring, work, and fun! 



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